Zimbabwe economy is on the edge as the recent unannounced salaries slash by the embattled ED Mnangagwa government set off demonstrations by the healthcare keyworkers.
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital, the country’s largest healthcare providing institution erupted into an outcry demo as the doctors, nurses and general staff downed tools and essembled a picketline to the office of the General Medical Council office.
An seemingly well fed, paid and dressed official from the Health Service Board attempted to quell the desperately upset medical staff who openly wept against what they call “open lies” pledges from the official.
Truckloads of ZRP details, who also were not spared of the remuneration chop swiftly registered presence at the demo, much to “sellout” chants from the protesting medical staff who feel the police is being used to intimidate discerning voices.
In perhaps a situation of acting on hindsight intel, the soldiers and police literally shut down the country’s second biggest city, Bulawayo since Monday. Images of empty roads and deserted CBD are circulating across the social media platforms.
Kwekwe has also not been spared the unrest with reports of clashes between the police and members of the public.