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Riot Police Beat Up Striking Nurses In Bindura

Riot Police Beat Up Striking Nurses In Bindura

Riot police on Wednesday reportedly descended on Bindura General Hospital and assaulted nurses for joining a nationwide strike by health workers.

Since Monday, doctors, nurses and other staff at public hospitals have been on strike, demanding US dollar salaries, among other demands.

At Bindura General Hospital, baton-wielding police officers stormed the health institution and beat up nurses including elderly nurses.

Some of the nurses had to remove their uniforms to hide their identity as cops chased and assaulted them.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said he was unaware of the incident.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association president Enock Dongo condemned the assault of striking nurses by the police. Said Dongo:

The hospital is deserted; nurses have stayed at home because they fear being beaten. The fear has triggered nurses to boycott their workstations.

The overzealousness of the police has worsened the situation because other nurses from other hospitals might also stay at home fearing being beaten up by the police.

Health Apex leader Tapiwanashe Kusotera urged the Government to address the plight of healthcare workers as a matter of urgency. Said Kusotera:

We hope that the government takes this as an urgent matter.

We take job action as the last resort. As we speak, some hospitals have shut down.

The situation is not looking good, and we implore authorities to take this seriously.

Government has not offered us anything as of today but we keep demanding that the issues we are raising must be addressed.

Health Service Board executive director Angelbert Mbengwa said he was not in a position to comment on the government’s position on the issue.

Community Working Group on Health executive director Itai Rusike called for genuine dialogue between the Government and healthcare workers to find a lasting solution to the ongoing impasse. He said:

The current impasse between the striking health workers and government over demands for improved working conditions, tools of trade and better remuneration has taken too long to address resulting in the untold suffering to the general public and now causing unnecessary preventable and avoidable deaths.

We want to encourage genuine dialogue and long-lasting solutions to the current stalemate instead of intimidation or firing.

Both parties should bear in mind that more than 90% of the Zimbabwean population depends on the public health delivery system.

More: NewsDay


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30 Comments

ttt 1 day ago

rovaimbwa vakomana


mtc 1 day ago

unorohwerwei nhai mangani ma strike amaita muchin****hwa chachinja chii vanhu .. rovai mapebzi anorwara njere chengetedzai upenyu hwenyu mhani chamisa ahasi mwari . dont secrifice your lyf for someone else .


Jamutingo 1 day ago

Rovai vanhu mapurisa.why come to work iwe uchinzi enda pa strike.mapurisa ayo arikutoziva zvaari kuita.they also want a salary increase....those nurses should just stay at home.remember zimbabwe has educated cops..vapfana vanogona basa avo.rovai vanhu vagare kumba


mtc 1 day ago

avanhu ngavarohwe chamisa akuitisa strike iye akagars kumba muchifa nekurohwa

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LEAVE THE HOSPITALS 2 days ago

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Asalif 2 days ago

the right to demonstrate is always there but in this country called Zimbabwe it's treasonous because ring leaders end up being arrested by being framed of crime they never been involved in I still remember a junior doctor who was decommissioned, they said he left a surgical scissors in a patient's body it was only to get rid of him since he was the leader of the association


ngorima mushava 1 day ago

you're allowed to demonstrate peacefully..
they should just stay home if they're incapacitated,why come to the work place uri pastrike

Original 2 days ago

Pasi nemhanduuuuuuujuu


Chawabvunza 2 days ago

This country has a tag of no rule of law. This was the practice which Bindura Police exhibited towards citizens who were demonstrating within the parameters of the law. Zimbabwe constitution is very clear on peaceful work stoppages.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


doc 2 days ago

dai zviriizvo zvavanoita kune vemadrugs tisina mapenzi arikuwanda muno


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 days ago

You dialogue for people to go back to work not to beat them...


Bryka 2 days ago

We are living dangerously, Ini newe tinebasa don't forget to register and vote


dispenser 2 days ago

Mapurisa haafunge havazvioni here kuti they depend on health personnel for treatment . Ndizvo zvinoitika vanhu vanopinda basa NEKUMHANYA


Zuze 2 days ago

@porisi, chirungu chemapurisa????
Arithmetic vanongoda yekuverenga maYuwesi paRoad block

Ndhini ndhamubata

😂😂porisi 2 days ago

aihwa hakudiwi kumhanya chete maths ne chirungu zvotodiwawo. ini ndakatopinda ndangagon jumhanya ndikatozogona.ndavako. its physic my dear. musanyanye kuzviisa muhana munofa ne BP kkk

Da Truth 2 days ago

Iwe unofunga kuti mabasa ese anoda kumanya here???Mamwe anoda 👩‍🎓chete a combination of both will be catastrophic .Vanomanya always resort to the use of force in everything they do.Takamboita masoja rikaona kuti kupatiswa tikasiya ikozvino tinoto nzwira vwe vachiko kuti heyyyyy vanosvinura rini chete kwakanzi vana vembwa havasvinuri musi umwe .

Police 2 days ago

Ko imi munoshanda kupi? uye makapinda basa muchikambaira here?

Oskid 2 days ago

ZRP itori dambudziko muno nenzara yavanayo iyoyo if civil servants get better money they get as well.Mabhambi ndosaka vakanzi musakwira mapickup fambai netsoka.


Tkt 2 days ago

Haa yaa that's why in my days I would always book off-sick when ever I here stories like Guys, *we are going to deploy in town kwaita musindo* khonapho khonapho I would feel sick why beat up someone haaa kusafunga so ma1

Zvagara zvitorimo hazvo mutraining manual havo but that's nonsense, deep crap!


Putin 🇷🇺 OG 2 days ago

@voiceless tozozviona ZANU haifi , legends never die.he he Champion in chief Wani zvinonzi H.E The commander in chief, President of the republic of Zimbabwe, chairman of SADC security and defense troika, chancellor of all universities,Dr Cde ED Mnangagwa.tino ku boostai boo boo boo boo hallelujah ✊ ✊✊ God bless you all nyika inovakwa nevene vayo 🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼......... Siya


Chimboti Pizza 2 days ago

Strikai zvenyu manurse but maUSD amukukumbira anobvepi? Instead kumbirai equivalent ye540 in zimbabwean dollars


........ 2 days ago

It seems mapurisa ari kudya achiguta kuwana simba rekurova umwe muciv severnt zvakadhakwa.Nurses stay at home to serve yur lyf. munoitwa kafira mberi


Antivirus 2 days ago

A virulent contagious ZRPox causing an unhealthy situation which could become epidemic if not contained.


🗣️ Voiceless 2 days ago

one day it's one day , tables will turn around.


Putin 🇷🇺 OG 2 days ago

batai vanhu


BABA VA BLUE💙 2 days ago

Stupidity at it's core all y'all government officials suck how can you let these PIGS beat up striking nurses and for what purpose munoti mukarowa vachadzoka kubasa hr, when pigs fly i suggest you ask Chamisa for advice ndatopedza so


MuSabatha(SDA) 2 days ago

The striking nurses shud simply have stayed at home. Its more effective tht way. Anyway..bravo and kudos to nurses for standing up to tyranny. The struggle continues


ngorima mushava 1 day ago

kana varipa strike they should just stay home ,why come to the work place Ivo vasikuda kushanda ,
demonstrations are allowed but only if they're done "peacefully", Saka vakaita kongonya dzavo it's disturbing others vasinei navo then law enforcement agencies will have to step in

mama Bee 2 days ago

mapurisa murikuvapa ma bond akawandisa dai matapudza atleast 3 quarter ye pay yavo pamwe dzungu vanoriita rishoma



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