The junior doctors who have been on strike since December 1, 2018, have resolved not to attend the disciplinary hearings after being summoned by the government.
The government has said that all the suspended doctors will be disciplined after they ignored a Labour Court ruling that their strike was illegal and that they had to go back to work immediately.
Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) secretary-general Mthabisi Bhebhe confirmed that the striking doctors had indeed resolved to ignore the hearings. Said Bhebhe:
We have been notified of disciplinary hearings across all central hospitals tomorrow (today), and as for the time and other details, we have not been advised.
When pressed if they will attend the hearings, Bhebhe simply said
Nope, no one is going.