Zimbabwe strike not called off - doctors' representative

Mthabisi Bebhe told Reuters that contrary to reports in the state-owned newspaper The Herald, the association had not yet consulted with members following the meeting and the strike was still underway.

More than 500 doctors in Zimbabwe embarked on a strike over pay and better working conditions. Picture: @ZHDAofficial/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – A nationwide strike by doctors in Zimbabwe is continuing, a representative for the doctors said after state media reported the strike had been called off following a meeting between medical staff and first lady Auxilla Mnangagwa.

Mthabisi Bebhe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, told Reuters that contrary to reports in the state-owned newspaper The Herald, the association had not yet consulted with members following the meeting and the strike was still underway.