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Ministry Of Health Fires Union Leader

Ministry Of Health Fires Union Leader

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has fired Robert Emmanuel Chiduku, the leader of the Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU).

Chiduku, who worked as a nurse at Gweru Provincial Hospital was fired effective 15 August 2022 following a disciplinary hearing on 5 August.

He was found guilty on charges of conducting Union business during business hours on work premises without the employer’s consent.

According to a letter dated 15 August 2022 and signed by one S Jailos, Chiduku has seven days to appeal the decision. Part of the letter reads:

I refer to a Disciplinary hearing held on the 5th of August 2022 which you attended. I make further reference to a subsequent letter of findings and determination dated 14 August 2022 in respect of the same hearing.

You faced a single charge with three particulars. However, after going through the submissions and evidence, I found you not guilty on Particular I and Particular II.

I found you guilty of Particular III in terms of Section 4 (a) of Labour (National Employment Code of Conduct) Regulations.

S I 15 of 2006 “Any act of conduct or omission inconsistent with the fulfilment of your employment contract” by conducting Union business during business hours which you did within the premises of your employer without his consent.

Your conduct is a serious breach of your employment under the above-cited section as charged.

In coming up with the penalty, I took into account your submissions in mitigation on the penalty. I also took into account submission in aggravation by the Complainant only in regards to this particular charge you are found guilty.

I also took into account that your improper conduct undermines the business of your employer as he is the national provider of healthcare to the citizenry.

The nature of the violation, which to me clearly goes to the root of your employment contract, demonstrates incredible disrespect to the sanctity of your workplace and the critical business thereof.

Your conduct undermined the relationship of trust which is essential for the proper functioning of business as such it is understood that continued relationship is impossible.

On the basis of the disciplinary hearing held, I have no option but serve to order a summary dismissal with immediate effect.

Please be advised that should you be aggrieved by my decision, you may without prejudice to right of appeal, appeal as appropriate to the appeals Officer, within seven (7) days from date of receipt of this letter.

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nurse 1 month ago

kindly pass him my cintact thry is a huge gape for nurses to migrate to UK,he must visit Afrinurse facebook page thatsbwere th plug is ,4 th meantime ndaauye kuLancet clinic achinyorera OET yake 0772300900 my contact

Gwedu 1 month ago

Chiwenga must die!!


I feel that the judgement was too harsh on Robert Emmanuel Chiduku. I urge him to appeal to the board.

In its judgement, the board did not tell if this was Chiduku's first time to offend. The board's silence is construed to mean Chiduku was a first offender. In his appeal, he should stress this argument.

Secondly, he should point out the good that he has done at the Gweru Provincial Hospital. I am sure there were some instances when he persuaded his colleagues not to go on strike or he persuaded them to stop a strike action.



Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

Billboard Of Public Opinions 1 month ago

I vote with you.

1 month ago


Manikiniki 1 month ago

Why would another fellow black be so insensitive to another black and his family. What then do you gain from firing this guy when they are a lot of thieves in those hospitals stealing drugs meant for patients including high profile personnel.

Me 1 month ago

Minus a Zanu Pf vote

Chinhu Chedu Chinosungisa (CCC) 1 month ago

He is one of us. We will do a fundraiser for his family like we have done for Sikhala and Sithole.


Caregiver 1 month ago

While he appeals against his termination he can apply to NUST for the 3 month nurse aide course that they are offering. That is if he wants to join us in London.

You 1 month ago

the are drunk 🍺

Dered 1 month ago

Come on ****** the guy is already a qualified nurse why should he do a 3 month basic nursing course. Are you drunk or retarded?

Doug 1 month ago

He is a different Robert, not the one you were afraid of! If you look back at his name carefully, you will see that he is Robert Emmanuel and his surname not what you think. Forget about the Robert Gabriel you tried him as, and try him as the Robert Emmanuel he is. You will surely come with a different decision.

pm 1 month ago

God is in it

@ Caregiver 1 month ago

Sha zvauri kutaura zvakafanana nekuti munhu apasa O level womuti dzokera undonyora grd 7

Caregiver 1 month ago

Clearance letter from Nurses Council/ Ministry of Health inogona kutadza kubuda.Adzingwa basa ka uyu

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

it should final written warning not dismissal 😂

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