Police Block Dr Magombeyi From Seeking Treatment Abroad

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has blocked Dr Magombeyi, acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) from leaving the country to seek urgent medical assistance.

This was revealed by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) through its Twitter handle.

Dr Magombeya was abducted from his Budiriro home and kept in situ for about five days last week and was eventually dumped in Nyabira. A statement by ZLHR read:

In violation of the Constitution, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has prevented Dr Peter Magombeyi from leaving Zimbabwe to seek further urgent medical treatment, forcing the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights to file an urgent application at court.

Dr Magombeyi reported case(s) to police such as threats he faced in August 2019 before he was abducted, disappeared and he also reported his abduction on 19 Sept after he was dumped at Nyabira. The Police questioned him for several hours about his whereabouts on 19 September.

He was released and sought medical attention. Now the Police has prevented him from leaving the country to seek further specialised treatment.

Although he is a complainant in cases he reported it is not clear why his rights are being restricted by the police.


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Dr Peter Magombeyi

Dr. Peter Magombeyi is a junior medical doctor and trade unionist in Zimbabwe. He is the acting president of the Zimbabwean Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA). D Magombeyi practices at Harare Central Hospital. Following his abduction on the evening of 14 September and disappearance for several... Read More About Dr Peter Magombeyi

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  1. But even the tormentors themselves seek medical attention from abroad. MBWA dzevanhu Varotin masikati machena. Mugabe died in Singapore.

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