Zim Doctors Stand Behind Suspended Senior Specialist Paediatric Surgeon

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has castigated the government for suspending University of Zimbabwe lecturer, Dr Bothwell Mbuwayesango, a world-renowned medical practitioner who, with the help of other doctors, managed to separate conjoined twins at Harare Hospital in 2014.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the doctors who are not reporting for duty due to incapacitation warned the government that its reckless actions will not help anyone. ZHDA said in a statement:

It is unfortunate that the most senior specialist pediatric surgeon in the country has been suspended.

Dr Mbuwayesango’s value to medicine in Zimbabwe is immense and the training of surgeons will be undermined by this poorly considered move.

As ZHDA we stand in solidarity with our seniors and we would like to make it clear that job dismissals will only prolong the impasse and our members will not report for duty up until the unprecedented actions are reversed and our grievances are addressed.

Dr Mbuwayesango was suspended without pay having been accused of inciting and/or taking part in the unlawful collective job action or strike by students or staff.

He is the country’s most senior specialist paediatric surgeon.


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2 comments on “Zim Doctors Stand Behind Suspended Senior Specialist Paediatric Surgeon

  1. This is the worst gvt ever. We are being led by fools and primitive selfish wicked dunderheads. They know they can send their families abroad and we are left to die in these empty hospitals. God where are ou un tymes these, have mercy on us.

  2. Draconian and military style type of government, that’s what zimbabwe has!

    Wish all our best doctors could just leave for better and never return or to be insulted again in their lives or treated with such disrespect by a government which has leaders always being treated outside the country and come back to poop on the health system they have killed .

    Shame on Zanu

    Shame on you EDiot

    Shame on you brainless VC of UZ

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