Zimbabwe billionaire Strive Masiyiwa ends doctors' strike with fellowship fund

23 January 2020 - 10:54 By Busang Senne
Doctors in Zimbabwe have been on strike for months.
Doctors in Zimbabwe have been on strike for months.
Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Doctors in Zimbabwe have agreed to end their four-month strike after a billionaire offered to set up a fund to mitigate the medical professionals’ grievances.

BBC reports that Strive Masiyiwa, telecom mogul and founder of Econet Wireless, has promised to set up a fund to pay up to 2,000 doctors.

The fund, which will run through a six-month fellowship programme, will provide an estimated $300 (R4,300) a month to doctors who protested against poor working conditions and called for better wages.


Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

X