Zimbabwean doctors deliberately killing politicians in hospitals?
He made the remarks on Twitter after one of his followers had alleged that some doctors were violating their professional ethics.
The Twitter account which started it all @drjaytee87 AKA "Skilled Rebhara" has since been deleted but government officials have threatened to track the individual down.
As I said, we’ll find @drjaytee87 AKA “skilled rebhara”, and he shall be dealt with to the fullest extent of what is possible. He will practice in Afghanistan if he is lucky.— mmatigari (@matigary) January 24, 2021
Kana kangoma koririsa kava pedyo nekubvaruka.
Kumagumo kune nyaya.
It’ll be like a tonne of bricks pic.twitter.com/EVpl7CVJu5
Good morning maZimba.— mmatigari (@matigary) January 24, 2021
So this nincompoop decided to deactivate his account after demonstrating extremely unethical conduct on social media?
We will hunt him down and find him. When we are done with him, he will only practice medicine in Afghanistan if he is lucky. pic.twitter.com/VdrjusWwh9
One Big Energy had said:
"Some of your doctors are acting like mini Josef Mengele,s no ethics.. can you ensure you deal with the issue, saw some lawyer today asking about code of conduct, how do we trust buggers who threaten to withdraw oxygen based on party one supports? Show my tweet to the General he will sort it!"
Some of your doctors are acting like mini Josef Mengele,s no ethics..can u ensure u deal with issue,saw some lawyer today asking about code of conduct,how do we trust buggers who threatrn to withdraw oxygen based on party one supports?Show my tweet to the General he will sort it!— Big Energy (@Mukanya_Tport) January 24, 2021
In response, Mangwana said he had made a follow-up on the matter to discover that there were theories which suggest that some doctors were killing some politicians.
"I followed that. This is what’s leading to the unfortunate conspiracy theory that there are certain political players being eliminated in hospitals by political activists hiding behind medical qualifications.
I followed that. This is what's leading to the unfortunate conspiracy theory that there are certain political players being eliminated in hospitals by political activists hiding behind medical qualifications.— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) January 24, 2021
While some dismissed Mangwana’s claims as mere hallucinations, some said it was possible hence the need to take action.
When Prof. Mlambo (@MlamboProf) expressed disbelief over the allegations, Mangwana said the “purported doctors brought it up. Not me. Others connected the dots, I amplified.”
Mlambo insisted that since Mangwana was the government Spokesperson’s he must not “amplify gossip or conspiracy theories. You communicate government’s position on issues.”
"Didn’t those doctors give clear indicators? If you were a political player from a certain political party would you agree to be admitted to a hospital where those doctors work. They should be found and made to account and everyone who share their warped thinking."
Mlambo weighed in saying Mangwana was making “very serious allegations, with far-reaching consequences. I hope you have the proof PS!”
Mangana said he had “tweets from certain “doctors” that’s the entry point.
“They should explain themselves. Thanks for giving this legs. I am sure before the end of the day we will hear something from the @PoliceZimbabwe.”
"The @SeniorDoctors and@ZadhrDoctors should be involved. This issue has the potential to put the entire health sector into jeopardy."
Mangwana’s remarks come amid reports that some political elites including Vice President Constantino Chiwenga prefer getting medical attention abroad as they fear their political opponents might shorten their lives.