Some 20 student nurses who had their training contracts terminated at Bonda Mission Hospital are suing Minister of Health and Child Care Dr. David Parirenyatwa, Bonda Mission Hospital and the provincial medical director for Manicaland, Dr. Mafaune.
Their lawyer Mukwewa of Mukwewa Law Chambers approached the High Court and wants the ministry to be barred from unlawfully interfering with the training of the 20 who were served with termination letters
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Said their application:
Our admission and studies were, however, suddenly, unexpectedly, unilaterally and unlawfully terminated by the first and third respondents without justifiable reasons or explanations,” said one of the students in her founding affidavit.
We were notified of this decision on the 5th of February 2018 even though the letters were dated February 1, 2018.
…We have invested financial resources to be enrolled for this programme. Some of us even borrowed money from relatives in the hope that we will enrol for the programme and be employed eventually. Our future and livelihood are at stake
We were never informed nor invited by first respondent to discuss the matter before the decision was made
There is an undeniable breach of natural justice and a violation of Section 68 of the Constitution as well as Section 3 of the Administration of Justice Act.
David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa
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