Zimbabwean Doctors calls off strike

In this file picture, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa gives motherly advice to Sister-in-Charge Beauty Gurajena while Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo (left) looks on during a visit to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare . - (Picture by Innocent Makawa)

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – 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.