Peter Magombeyi Wiki
Peter Magombeyi, the acting president of the Zimbabwean Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), disappeared at around 10 pm on Saturday. The union leader sent a short message to colleagues saying he believed he was being kidnapped before all communications ceased.
#BringBackDrPeter United. Determined. Stirring scenes at Parirenyatwa as doctors hold candlelight vigil demanding safe return of their colleague Dr Peter Magombeyi who was abducted from his home last Saturday pic.twitter.com/Nl5xowAKAT
— ZimLive (@zimlive) September 16, 2019
Peter Magombeyi, who is leading a nationwide doctors’ strike to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to raise wages for medical staff, had previously received warnings, which he believed came from security services, to stop his activism.
Facts Behind Peter Magombeyi Missing
The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor’s Association (ZHDA) said Peter Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night, saying he had been “kidnapped by three men”.
1. The prayer vigil taking place at Parirenyatwa Hospital for the abducted Doctors Association President, Dr Peter Magombeyi has brought together not only doctors, but citizens from across all walks of life who are now fed up with the culture of abductions used by Government! pic.twitter.com/g1i9qrleVH
— Hopewell Chin’ono (@daddyhope) September 16, 2019
The ZHDA accused the security forces of abducting him because of his role in organizing the work stoppages.
A few dozen doctors and nurses, who are paid less than $200 a month, marched on Sunday in Harare to protest his disappearance.
Slogans on the improvised placards included “Free Dr. Peter Magombeyi unharmed now” and “No Dr Peter, no work: simple”.Hundreds of Zimbabwean doctors protested in central Harare, the capital, on Monday over the disappearance of Peter Magombeyi but riot police blocked them from marching to Mnangagwa’s office.
An AFP Report Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor
An AFP report earlier on Sunday quoted the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor’s Association (ZHDA) as saying Peter Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night saying he had been “kidnapped by three men”.
Senior doctors join their junior counterparts in public & private health institutions to withdraw their services and speak with one voice in common purpose to demand the immediate release of their abducted colleague, Dr Peter Magombeyi! #PeterMagombeyi pic.twitter.com/tEYwjSfHq6
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) September 16, 2019
Zimbabwe doctors, who earn a miserly equivalent of about R3 000 are on strike to press for better wages, equipment, and medicines in state hospitals.
The ZHDA has reportedly accused state security forces of abducting the doctor because of his role in organizing work stoppages.
Peter Magombeyi Last Whatsapp Message
The last known words from Peter Magombeyi were received by his colleagues at 10:19 p.m. on Saturday. “Kidnapped by 3 men,” the WhatsApp message said.
Fears are rising over the fate of Zimbabwe medical doctor Dr. Peter Magombeyi after he sent a message to say he had been abducted in that country by unknown persons – apparently for demanding a “living wage”.
Doctors Major Problems
Doctors are among millions of public employees in Zimbabwe who have suffered from soaring inflation and a shortage of currency and basic commodities. The health sector faces a severe lack of medicine and funds.
Since the unrest in January after a rise in fuel prices, more than 20 labor activists, campaigners, and opposition politicians have been charged with subversion, an offense that could bring a long prison sentence.
Peter Magombeyi about Doctors Salries
“We are incapacitated,” says Peter Magombeyi, a doctor whose salary is the equivalent 115 euros a month – a pittance that requires to do odd jobs to get by.
A Video the prayer vigil for disappeared Dr. Peter Magombeyi
These are scenes of the prayer vigil for disappeared Dr Peter Magombeyi held at Pari Hospital in Harare #Zimbabwe this evening. ZANUPF propaganda put out the lie earlier that he had been found at an “MDC safe house”. Dr Magombeyi is still missing. We all need to pray for him. pic.twitter.com/DO4V7TaD1T
— David Coltart (@DavidColtart) September 16, 2019