Zimbabwe Pegs Civil Servants Retirement Age at 65

Zimbabwe has harmonised the retirement age in the civil service to 65 years with immediate effect.

The Secretary of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Vincent Hungwe, in a statement on Friday, made it known to heads of ministries that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has approved an amendment to regulations of 2000 that provided for two pensionable ages in the civil service.

Under the 2000 regulations, those appointed on pensionable terms of service before May 1, 1992, have a pensionable age of 65 while those appointed on or after that date have a pensionable age of 60 years.

“The amendment approved by his Excellency the President, which is being finalised in the immediate term, harmonises the retirement criteria by restoring the retirement/pensionable age for all civil servants to 65 years,” the note said.

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Prior to the amendment of the old regulations, some civil servants who had been hired after May 1, 1992, could still continue in service until the age of 65 upon applying for an extension.

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