Zim billionaire to pay junior doctors to end strike

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Zim billionaire to pay junior doctors to end strike

Strive Masiyiwa will fork out a monthly allowance in a bid to end the four-month action

Reuters

Striking junior doctors at Zimbabwe’s state hospitals will end a four-month strike after accepting an offer from a telecoms billionaire to pay them a monthly allowance of about $300 (about R4,300) for six months, their union said on Thursday.

The doctors went on strike on September 3 to protest against poor wages and a lack of adequate equipment and medicines, leaving many poor people unable to get treatment.

Junior doctors in Zimbabwe earn an average of just over $200 a month, including allowances...

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