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Temba Mliswa appeals to Mnangagwa's government

by Mandla Ndlovu
22 Oct 2019 at 07:55hrs | Views
Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has appealed to the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to dialogue with doctors and find a lasting solution to the strike that has been happening for more than 40 days.

Posting on Twitter Mliswa said, "I appeal to both the doctors and Govt to break this impasse and be sensitive to the lives needlessly being lost. I believe that the situation at Mpilo is very grave and am sure this applies nationwide. Lost lives can never be replaced and my thoughts and prayers go out to the bereaved families."

Doctors have been on strike for weeks demanding a pay hike.

They said the state just decided to cut their salaries without consulting them.

Last week the court ruled that the strike is illegal, however, doctors remain defiant, saying they were incapacitated to return to work.

The doctors' lawyer Doug Coltart said, "The doctors have always insisted that they are not on strike. Their salaries have been reduced by over 20 times to the point where they do not have enough funds to pay their debts or even cover their basic needs. Doctors are earning less than $100 per month."

Source - Byo24News