Missing Zimbabwe doctor found alive


HARARE. Sept. 20, 2019. - [Top Health News- Africa] - A Zimbabwean doctors' union leader who disappeared during a pay strike has been found alive, his union and police said on Friday.

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said however it would press on with its strike action, viewed as a test of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's willingness to tolerate dissent in a country tainted by a long history of repression under his predecessor, the late Robert Mugabe.

Since Monday, doctors have held demonstrations and night vigils at the main Parirenyatwa Hospital in the capital over their leader Peter Magombeyi's disappearance.

ZHDA said he was undergoing medical checks. He had called a colleague and said he was in the bush, it said. He then walked to some shops where police picked him but he could not remember much, only that he had been abducted by three unidentified men, ZHDA said.

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