United Bulawayo Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mrs Nonhlanhla Ndlovu has been on vacation outside the country since the onset of the lockdown on 30 March when the country’s health sector is trying by all means to fight the pandemic that has so far killed 19 people in Zimbabwe, the Chronicle reports.
The matter came to light as she was answering questions when the publication was speaking to her after learning that she had been fired in the HSB’s restructuring exercise. Mrs Ndlovu said:
I was not on suspension as I am actually on leave. I’m still out of the country with my family and I discovered about my dismissal on Sunday when a friend alerted me.
Regarding HSB terminating all CEOs contracts, not just those in Bulawayo, you must ask HSB for their reasons. I have no further comments.
Mrs Ndlovu had been the CEO since 2014 and in her absence before she was fired the hospital’s clinical director Dr Narcacius Dzvanga has been acting chief executive officer at one of the country’s largest referral hospital which caters for Bulawayo, Midlands, Masvingo, Matabeleland North and South provinces.