The Ministry of Information has apologised over the message “Zvanzwa butter zvima doctor izvozvo” tweet that its twitter handle posted on the 2nd of November. Posting this Sunday, the Ministry said:
On 2/11/19 this Twitter handle was maliciously compromised and an inappropriate message was posted on it. On being alerted to this, we deleted the message, changed our security information. We apologise to any person or group of persons offended or disrespected by the message.
The message referred to read as follows:
Zvanzwa butter zvima doctor izvozvo (those doctors have been given what they deserve). Let those killer doctors go and work for the equally satanic @usembassyharare. We don’t want any heartless doctors near our hospitals. Good riddance!
It was posted in response to Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting spokesperson, Dr Mthabisi Bhebhe’s tweet which expressed concern over the dismissal of 81 doctors over the snub of a hearing. Bhebhe had said:
Our Principals have no respect for medical doctors in Zimbabwe because their doctors are in China & Singapore.
Yesterday they summarily dismissed 81 doctors for demanding a living wage.
We have been called STUDENT DOCTORS, LABOURERS, MHESVAMIKONO for asking a fair wage.
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