THE University of Zimbabwe has suspended renowned pediatric surgeon Mr Bothwell Mbuwayesango, also a lecturer at the College of Health Sciences on allegations of inciting the ‘job action’ by junior hospital doctors.
By HealthTimes Reporter
The doctors have been not reporting for duty for 37 days in the pretext of incapacitation. UZ Vice Lecturer Professor Mapfumo notified Mr Mbuwayesango of the laws he breached.
The University has good cause to believe that you contravened the University of Zimbabwe Code of Conduct Section 16, Schedule ID, subsection 16.2 which reads: “Any act of conduct or omission inconsistent with the fulfilment of the express or implied conditions of his/her contract.” and subsection 16.31 which reads: inciting and/or taking part in the unlawful collective job action or strike by students or staff’,” he said.
Mr Mbuwayesango is to be suspended without pay.
“We regret to inform you that we find it necessary to suspend you from duty without pay as from today whilst your offence is being investigated. If it is subsequently decided to dismiss you this will be effective from the date we inform you of this decision.
“If however, it is decided not to dismiss you and/or alternative action is taken against you, this will be communicated to you likewise and your pay will be reinstated from the date of suspension. The University will invite you to appear before a Staff Disciplinary Committee hearing to answer to the charges,” said the Varsity’s Vice Chancellor.
Mr Mbuwayesango was involved in the historic separation of the Siamese twins in 2014 at Harare Central Hospital.