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Biti tears into Mnangagwa Gvt over nurses' arrest

by Moyo Roy
07 Jul 2020 at 06:50hrs | Views
MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti has slammed the President Emmerson Mnangagwa government for the arrest of health workers demonstrating over poor working conditions and wages in Monday. 

About 18 nurses and hospital staff were rounded up by police in Harare for taking to the streets over poor remuneration. 

Biti said the health workers were raising genuine issues and Mnangagwa's government needed to approach the issue with a listening ear and nor repression. 

"The arrest of 18 nurses and hospital staff from Harare Hospital now , is heinous and totally unacceptable. Criminalising industrial disputes is an unfair labor practice," said Biti. 

"Nurses are raising genuine issues .Public service conditions of service are pathetic and incomes are below the #PDL." 

Biti said Zimbabwe is facing an unprecedented governance crisis. 

"We face a State on auto cruise to self destruction. One in which decision making is haphazard, adhocratic and speculative. One in which policy making is subordinate to vested interests and a pervasive  regime survival agenda. A predatory State," said Biti.

"Governance is about consensus. It is about creating dialogue in that 'narrow corridor' where the citizen can hold the State to account , whilst the citizen executes its reciprocal obligation to the State .In the pursuit of this balance ,the Zimbabwean State has failed."

Source - Byo24news