Premiership sides AmaZulu and Cape Town City announced last week that their players will take pay cuts, while GladAfrica Championship teams Cape Umoya and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivha-ndila also made similar moves.
According to sources at Highlands Park, the club didn't pay the full salaries of players and members of the technical team this month, but Mnisi rubbished that claim.
"We've paid the players for April based on the grants and, of course, we also have to try and do something for our staff using the UIF [Unemployment Insurance Fund] Covid-19 Relief Fund from government," Mnisi continued.
"It's tough for everybody, and my own opinion, not Highlands', is that I would have loved, where possible, to find ways and means to play the league and finish it as quickly as possible because I don't see us reaching level 1 [of the lockdown] this year."
Asked if he was not considering the fact that lives are at stake if football returns during this world-wide coronavirus pandemic, Mnisi said all precautions should be taken and added that matches should take place behind closed doors.