Bulawayo East legislator, Thabitha Khumalo (MDC-T) has spent a week at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, where she was admitted as she battled the after effects of inhaling teargas hurled at her by police during an anti-government protest march in Harare last month.
In an interview with Southern Eye, the legislator said she has been in and out of hospital since September due to allergies triggered by police teargas,
I have always managed to control my allergies, but ever since I inhaled tear smoke in September, I am now failing to control my allergies, hence, I have been in (and) out of hospital prior to my being admitted here. The problem is that there is not enough research on the after effects of teargas on people. The question that begs answers is how many were affected by tear smoke. I was admitted on Wednesday, and have been on continuous oxygen therapy. I was only removed from oxygen therapy today (Tuesday).