Has VP Chiwenga Shown His True Colors By Sacking Zimbabwe Nurses?
In a move that could be the most unwarranted and drastic decision ever taken, the shock sacking of thousands of nurses by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has spotlighted on the former military commander's overbearing influence on governance issues, which date back to the time he was the country's top soldier. The nurses downed their tools demanding an improvement in their working conditions, leading to protracted negotiations before Chiwenga fired them for allegedly negotiating in bad faith.
New Zimbabwe, 23 April 2018
NURSES dismissed by the government last Tuesday for striking have accused Vice President Constantino Chiwenga of threatening them with "violence and war" before ejecting… Read more »
VOA, 20 April 2018
The organization representing more than 15,000 striking nurses in Zimbabwe vowed a legal battle unless the government reverses its order to fire strikers from state-run hospitals. Read more »
Vice President Constantino Chiwenga (file photo).
New Zimbabwe, 19 April 2018
The shock sacking on Tuesday of nurses by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for failing to heed a government call to end their industrial action has spotlighted on the former… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 19 April 2018
Zimbabwe's vice president this week ordered the sacking of 16,000 nurses who had gone on strike. The nurses and rights groups have condemned the move and are calling for better… Read more »