Zimbabwe sacks 77 doctors over strike
At least 77 doctors who downed tools over pay rise have been sacked by the Zimbabwean government for taking part in a nationwide strike since September.
Reports said hundreds of striking doctors are also eager to know their fates as the government looks determined to play hardball after a court ruled last month that the strike was illegal and ordered the doctors back to work.
But they defied the ruling.
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Zimbabwe is in the midst of an economic crisis and high inflation has severely eroded people’s earnings, the BBC reports.
The real value of a doctor’s salary has, therefore, plummeted to the equivalent of less than $100 (£80) a month.
With members of the civil service due to take to the streets on Wednesday; pressure is building on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to find a way out of the economic crisis which continues to make life harder for Zimbabweans.
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