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Zimbabweans Do Not Want To Burden South Africa - Chamisa

Zimbabweans Do Not Want To Burden South Africa - Chamisa

CCC leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to improve the country’s healthcare delivery system if he wins next year’s presidential election.

Writing for New24 following Limpopo MEC for Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba’s outburst at a Zimbabwean patient, Chamisa said Zimbabwe has been a burden to its neighbours for too long and that should end. He said:

Like many people in Zimbabwe and elsewhere around the world, I recently watched a video in which Dr Phophi Ramathuba, the Limpopo MEC for Health, spoke to a Zimbabwean patient seeking care in a hospital.

As I listened to my dear compatriot expressing gratitude to the MEC, I was filled with a deep sense of regret, sadness, and rage.

The patient’s vulnerability reminded us of the real impact of poor leadership on the lives and dignity of our people. For me, it deepened my resolve to change it.

Like many other Zimbabweans who have had to shelter outside our borders, she did not want to be there. It was not her choice. She is there because her leaders back at home do not care about her. She is not alone.

Zimbabwe has been a burden to her neighbours for far too long. It is time we changed this.

Chamisa noted the massive exodus of Zimbabwe’s health personnel saying that in a period of 12 months in March 2020, the United Kingdom took in 1 059 Zimbabweans on its skilled work visa.

By 2022, that number had increased to 5 549 visas to Zimbabweans for skilled workers and this has negatively impacted the country’s health sector.

Chamisa also bemoaned the current doctor-to-patient ratio and nurse-to-patient ratio describing them as “depressing”.

He blamed the state of Zimbabwe’s healthcare system on corruption, bad governance and poor leadership under ZANU PF, saying “cartels that smuggle US$1.6 billion worth of gold from our country every year.”

Chamisa said he has a plan to turn the situation around but said there is a need to have a pre-election pact on electoral and political reforms

He appealed to SADC leaders to push Zimbabwe’s government for reforms so that the country holds elections that meet already existing SADC guidelines. Added Chamisa:

Zimbabweans do not want to cross the borders for services or jobs. They do not want to be a burden. They have not chosen this life. They have not chosen their leaders. It is time they did.

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17 Comments

Plumtree 2 weeks ago

kuno ku Plumtree hospital tine 2 years kusina ma Salbitamol Spray eVanhu vanorarama ne Asthma. vanhu variku crosser border kuno tenga ku Botswana


clueless 2 weeks ago

as a political leader we expect good & transforming knowledge not to blame one another that's shows that you don't want us but to use people to defeat zanu & dump them after


--- 2 weeks ago

At least you already labelled yourself clueless so I won't go back there...well, the good and transforming knowledge he is sharing is that ZANU is to blame. If you're uncomfortable or unwilling to hear the truth then asingabatsirike ndiwe. You're confused, please nyatsofunga kuti wanyorei

Chokwadi chorwadza 2 weeks ago

He's not blaming my dear @clueles he's just pointing out solve it (kutambura kwevanhu munyaya dzeutano kwakakonzerwa neZanu saka hapagoni kurapwa musoro tichisiiya chakonzera musoro uteme chiripo everbody anosuporter Zanu imbavha kungoidira kuwana mikana yekuba simple wprblems and how to


Gboy 2 weeks ago

clueless is clueless he doesn't get the bigger picture ajaira mediocre

wadhakwa 2 weeks ago

anopenga uyu..hakuna nyika isina ma foreigners ..anoda kungopinza Politics pese pese ,vana Malema chaivo vakati MEC uya i du.zvi wani


kniga smerty 2 weeks ago

100% Correct @Kule Kule, who jumps from a frying into the fire? 😂😂

Kule Kule 2 weeks ago

@wadhakwa, ma forena ari muno ndevaya ve yellow vakakokwa nembavha dziri munokuzoparadza hufumi hwe nyika chete. ndiyani angabva kumusha kwake achipotera mumashura ari muno?

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point of view 2 weeks ago

wadhakwa wakadhakwa zvesure hauna kana nyaya pane vamwe varume


SADC Observer 2 weeks ago

Kkkkkk Nerison Odinga.Sit down and talk to Zanu PF if reforms are to happen.A platform called POLAD was created to deliberate on all these issues.
SADC is a club, they don't have powers to force Zanu PF to do anything.


Zuze 2 weeks ago

Hatidi kuti Chamisa wedu aende kunopa hove dzaED chikafu zvichinzi POLAD meeting kupurazi kwaED kuSherwood,, Kwekwe

Huruyadzo 2 weeks ago

@SADC OBSERVER,may you pliz form your own party and join Polad


Zuze 2 weeks ago

@SADC Observer, ndaifunga kuti your employer, SADC ndoo basa rayo?

Anyway kutaura kuSADC kiri nani pane Mukuru uyu anopembedza kubatwa maoko naBlair akasobva pachigaro gore ragochanhembe

SADC Observer 2 weeks ago

@Huruyadzo: So you think writing letters to SADC will bring reforms.
Panoda dialogue with Zanu PF whether kuPOLAD or outside POLAD.

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 weeks ago

[ APA ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA AROVA DEDE NEMUKANWA ].

Zinbabwe's Healthcare delivery system has dilapidated. The sick are not poaching treatment in South Africa only, but also in other neighbouring countries like Zambia and Botswana.

In Hurungwe and Kariba Districts, if one falls sick today his/her first choice port of call Zambia. For how long will the citizens live like that ?

[ CITIZENS IN HURUNGWE AND KARIBA DISTRICTS ARE SPOILING FOR A POLITICAL FIGHT WITH ZANU PF AT THE HARMONISED ELECTIONS].

[ CITIZENS MUST REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE CCC POLITICAL PARTY FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours truly
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


chimutengwende 2 weeks ago

polad is for mungwanagwa and friends,he unsuccessfully tried to bring Chamisa closer to him so that he poisons him like he did to chamatama,ed is a true vampire which feeds on human flesh


Captain Jack Sparrow 2 weeks ago

If you have money trust me they are quality hospitals in Zimbabwe the only problem Zimbos ( mainly CCC members) want healthcare at no cost kwaaàaà stop blaming the government for your poverty grow up pay your bills better have your own personal doctor kkkkkk kwete zvenyu zvamajaira zvedisease banking kkkkkk



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