While threatening the striking doctors with unspecified action, President Mnangagwa blamed the physicians’ strike on outside influence.
ED was speaking to rural district councillors when he said:
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After going through what’s happening, we’ve discovered that there’re a few individuals who’re getting outside influence and then coming to influence others to continue with the strike. But what we’re saying to the doctors is that you’re Zimbabweans, and the sick people are also Zimbabweans.
.. But if you insist on being stubborn, we’ll see where it’ll get you to. You might think what you’re doing is right, but we’ll see what will happen at the end.
Doctors have been on strike since 3 September. They have rejected the govt’s offers saying they are too small compared to the cost of living.