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Nurses defiant, laugh at Chiwenga

by Staff reporter
18 Apr 2018 at 10:53hrs | Views
The union representing nurses in Zimbabwe has told its members to continue their strike despite being sacked following a government directive.

Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga sacked more than 15,000 nurses, saying the decision had been taken in the interest of saving patients' lives.

Mr Chiwenga led the military takeover last November that resulted in the overthrow of President Robert Mugabe - and is now vice-president.

A statement from Zimbabwe Nurses Association has been shared on Twitter by a local journalist.

It says, in part, that "nothing has changed thus far with regards to the industrial action".


Below is the statement from nurses:

RE: PRESS STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE VICE PRESIDENT COMRADE CHIWENGA

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association has taken note of the press statement currently circulating on media platforms where Government alleges to have fired all striking nurses.

We would want to urge our members to remain calm during these times. The position as already submitted to government on behalf of ZINA's suffering members remains the same. As a result, we advise all nurses that nothing has changed thus far with regards to the industrial action which is ongoing.

You will receive full information in response to the press statement by the Honourable VP in due course.

Aluta



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