MUTARE — Council employees have gone for about 10 months without salaries after revenue inflows into the municipal coffers suffered a major dip.With unemployment spiking upwards due to de-industrialisation, council workers are staying put, holging their breath for a better future. Town Clerk, Obert Muzawazi, has accused residents of contributing to the crisis by not paying their rates on time. Council is owed close to US$24 million by residents. “What is happening is that people have just decided not to pay. All this has a telling effect on service delivery, for we are now crippled. We cannot do our duties properly,” said Muzawazi. “In our budget proposal for 2014 we did not increase rates with the idea that ratepayers will…