By Own Correspondent| Zimbabwe needs him more than he needs them and he
will easily bounce back into private practice – but one of the country’s best surgeons, who performed Zimbabwe’s first ever successful separation of siamese twins in 2014 (by local doctors), Dr Bothwell A. Mbuwayesango, has been punished for participating in the ongoing doctors’ strike. He was suspended from his lecturing job at the at the University Of Zimbabwe by Emmerson Mnangagwa’s deputy, Prof P Mapfumo. Below is the letter of suspension:
NAME : Mr Bothwell A. Mbuwayesango DEPARTMENT/SECTION: Surgery POSITION HEW: Lecturer
Monday, 7 October 2019
NATURE OF OFFENCE: SUSPENSION FROM DUTY WITHOUT PAY AND BENEFITS.
The University has good cause to believe that you contravened the University of Zimbabwe Code of Conduct Section 16, Schedule 13, subsection 16.2 which reads. “Any act of conduct or omission inconsistent with the fulfilment of the terms and conditions of his/her contract.” and subsection 16.31 which reads:
Inciting and/or taking part in the unlawful collective job action or strike by students or staff.”
We regret to inform you that we find it necessary to suspend you from duty without pay as from today whilst your offence is being investigated. If it is subsequently decided to dismiss you this will be effective from the date we inform you of this decision.
If however, it is decided not to dismiss you and/or alternative action is taken against you, this will be communicated to you likewise and your pay will be reinstated from the date of suspension.
The University will invite you to appear before a Staff Disciplinary Committee hearing to answer to the charges.