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Zimbabwe: Doctors hold vigil outside Harare hospital over alleged abduction of union leader02:34

Zimbabwe: Doctors hold vigil outside Harare hospital over alleged abduction of union leader

Zimbabwe, Harare
September 18, 2019 at 05:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Zimbabwean healthcare workers held a candlelight vigil outside Parirenyatwa General Hospital in Harare on Tuesday in protest against the disappearance of President of the Zimbabwean Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), Peter Magombeyi.

"Since he's been missing, we said it clear that 'No Peter, no work'. And we will not be reporting for work as long as Doctor Peter Magombeyi is missing," said Tawanda Zvakada, who took over the leadership of the group.

Activists fear Magombeyi was kidnapped by security agents for his role in a nationwide strike over poor working conditions of the medical staff.

The union leader disappeared on Saturday night. He reportedly sent a message to his colleagues on the same day, saying that he believed he was being kidnapped.

Zimbabwe: Doctors hold vigil outside Harare hospital over alleged abduction of union leader02:34
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Zimbabwean healthcare workers held a candlelight vigil outside Parirenyatwa General Hospital in Harare on Tuesday in protest against the disappearance of President of the Zimbabwean Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), Peter Magombeyi.

"Since he's been missing, we said it clear that 'No Peter, no work'. And we will not be reporting for work as long as Doctor Peter Magombeyi is missing," said Tawanda Zvakada, who took over the leadership of the group.

Activists fear Magombeyi was kidnapped by security agents for his role in a nationwide strike over poor working conditions of the medical staff.

The union leader disappeared on Saturday night. He reportedly sent a message to his colleagues on the same day, saying that he believed he was being kidnapped.

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