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'General Chiwenga defeated us' Doctor says

by Mandla Ndlovu
13 Oct 2020 at 11:51hrs | Views
A Zimbabwean doctor has confessed that they were defeated by the Vice President in charge of the Ministry of Health and were forced to apologise for engaging in a long strike that crippled the health sector.

Posting on Twitter Dr T Stanzo said, "I see people saying doctors bowed down to the General! Yes we did! Why not? What options did we have? How long have we been fighting for better hospitals and salaries to no avail? We were defeated. And we have given up. We lost.

"We lost. We were decimated. We were humbled. The General won."

The doctors were on strike over poor salaries and working conditions prompting the government to suspend the University of Zimbabwe's Masters of Medicine and Masters of Obstetrics and Gynecology programmes and ban enrolled students from accessing public hospitals.

After a meeting with Chiwenga, the doctors issued an apology for embarking on the industrial action and the suspension of courses was lifted.

Source - Byo24News