Mnangagwa Petitioned Over Abducted Doctor

SENIOR and junior doctors from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals today handed a petition to the office of the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa demanding the immediate release of Dr Peter Magombeyi, the acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA). By Michael Gwarisa Doctor Magombeyi  whose whereabouts are yet to be established was reportedly abducted on Saturday evening around 22:00 hrs by some unidentified armed men prompting doctors from various institutions to down tools demanding the his release. According to the petition, the doctors indicated that they have withdrawn…

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Calls To Review Termination Of Pregnancy Act Mount

LEGAL practitioners and health advocates have called for a review of the Termination of Pregnancies Act promulgated in 1977. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged at a Right Here Right Now workshop for editors in Harare on Monday. They observed that the legislative piece has many loopholes making it difficult to deal with the contentious matter. At a time when the majority believe that abortion is illegal, advocates and legal experts maintain that it is lawful though legally restrictive. Regional Prosecutor from the National Prosecuting Authority Mrs Kudzai Chigwedere said they…

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Govt Tasks Police To Find ‘Abducted’ Doctor

GOVERNMENT says it engaged the Zimbabwe Republic Police to investigate the disappearance of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) Acting President Dr Peter Magombeyi. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a statement released on Sunday night, Health and Child Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said they are alarmed with the abduction. “We have been made aware of the reported disappearance of Dr. Peter Magombeyi, the Acting President of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) and our employee at Harare Hospital in a case of a reported kidnapping,” he said. He added that he…

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