Zimbabweans express outrage at VP receiving medical care in SA

Zimbabweans living in South Africa are outraged by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is reportedly at Groote Schuur receiving medical treatment.

On Monday, popular Zimbabwean based protest group Tajamuka led a protest outside the hospital where the vice-president has reportedly been admitted, demanding that he return to Zimbabwe to receive medical treatment there.

Chiwenga has since been moved to a medical facility in Durban.

Spokesperson of Tajamuka, Promise Mkwanzi says it is expensive for government officials to receive medical attention outside the country when they refuse to fix the health facilities in the country.

Read: Threats of more demonstrations in Zimbabwe as 'military continues to be brutal'

We believe that the deputy president must lead by example by being attended to by local facilities in the country. We also believe that it is expensive for these officials to be treated outside the country as they rely mainly on the taxpayers' money.

Promise Mkwanzi, Spokesperson - Tajamuka

In addition, the deputy president refused to listen to grievances by medical practitioners in Zimbabwe, so it is quite ironic that now he has to leave the country to be treated elsewhere.

Promise Mkwanzi, Spokesperson - Tajamuka

Mkwanzi says the President of Zimbabwe and his cabinet have an obligation to fix the medical facilities in the country and ensure that they also receive medical attention in the country.

He says as soon as they find out which hospital Chiwenga has been moved to in Durban they will protest there as well until he is returned to Zimbabwe.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Zimbabweans express outrage at VP receiving medical care in SA


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

EWN reporter Hitekani Magwedze spoke to The Midday Report from Harare about the latest developments in Zimbabwe.

No evidence of Chinese influence on Zimbabwean 'coup' - expert

No evidence of Chinese influence on Zimbabwean 'coup' - expert

There has been speculation that Zimbabwe's General Constantine Chiwenga may have sought China's approval before taking over.

[LISTEN] Zanu-PF youth wing leader apologises to military

[LISTEN] Zanu-PF youth wing leader apologises to military

On Tuesday, the youth wing of the party strongly criticised Commander Constantine Chiwenga for his harsh statements.

Is this a coup? Tanks seen making their way to Harare...

Is this a coup? Tanks seen making their way to Harare...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Leslie "Lee" Kasumba, Host of Africa State of Mind.

Military coup feared after Zim army chief demands a stop to Mugabe regime purge

Military coup feared after Zim army chief demands a stop to Mugabe regime purge

Zimbabwe's army chief Constantino Chiwenga has demanded a "stop" to the purge in President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ian Moir, CEO at Woolworths.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.