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24 January 2020

Zimbabwe Doctors end Four Months Strike

Striking junior doctors at Zimbabwe’s state hospitals will have a cause to smile after accepting an offer from a telecoms billionaire, Strive Masiyiwa, to pay them a monthly allowance of about Three hundred dollars for six months.

The decision which was annouced by its union would end a four-month strike which started in September, Twenty-nineteen.

Masiyiwa through his foundation, had set up a One hundred million Zimbabwe dollar fund for the striking doctors, which was initially rejected.

Under the funding, the doctors would receive a monthly stipend of five thousand Zimbabwean dollars, a smartphone, transport and uniforms over and above their government pay.

The doctors went on strike to protest against poor wages and a lack of adequate equipment and medicines, leaving many poor people unable to get treatment.

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