The Zimbabwean government is on record for saying that its civil servants are adequately compensated and should be grateful. The government has also complained about the fact that the bulk of the government’s budget goes towards paying wages and salaries for the civil service. On their part, civil servants have constantly complained of incapacitation and now it seems even if you do decide to retire or are compelled to retire there might not be much you will receive in terms of pension payment. In one example a civil servant who had worked for 21 years received a payout of $14 000 ZWL for their trouble. That is a mere US$25.