Government doctors threaten to march again

Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) members have threatened to march this coming Wednesday if government does not immediately address their salary increase concerns and other working conditions.

In a statement released to the press, “Several engagement have been made with the employer to come and address this impasse as a matter of emergency, but outcome have been fruitless. We have recommenced engagement with the Health Services Board. We remain hopeful a sustainable solution will be found in the quickest way possible. There shall therefore be a solidarity march on this Wednesday.”

Government has been at loggerheads with striking doctors whose leader Peter Magombeyi was allegedly abducted by suspected state security agents only to be recovered after five days amid reports he was severely tortured and dumped. ZHDA have since confirmed that Magombeyi is now being treated in neighboring South Africa. Doctors and their colleague nurses earn an average of $1200 per month.

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