The Zimbabwe Government Radiographers Association (ZiGRA) has joined calls for the release of Dr Peter Magombeyi who was abducted in Budiriro on Saturday night by three men.
In a statement on Monday, ZIGRA vowed to move in unison with other health workers until Dr Magombeyi is home safe and sound. The statement reads as follows:
The Association is greatly alarmed and disappointed with the abduction of Dr Peter Magombeyi, a passionate colleague and devoted labour leader.
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It is disheartening to note that such lawlessness and intolerance still exists in society. There is no greater joy in life than saving lives and as such, we demand the immediate release of Dr Magombeyi without failure.
Labour activism is not a threat to society or the government. It is a blessing, a platform which ensures that the needs of the employees are catered for in a civilised and legal way.
As a leader of the ZHDA representing the interests of doctors and other health professionals, Dr Magombeyi is one of the many hungry, overworked and underpaid health workers.
All we are asking for is a living wage so that we can carry out our duties without fear, favour or reprisal. His cries are just an echo of the tens of thousands of voices he represents.
ZiGRA stands resolute with the grievances being aired by ZHDA and we are ready to fight for the immediate release of our colleague.
We call upon the responsible authorities to guarantee the safe return of Dr Magombeyi to his family and the arrest of the perpetrators.
Without fear, we shall engage all authorities and move in unison with other health workers until Dr Magombeyi is home safe and sound.