NANGO stands in solidarity with its members, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) and Community Youth Development Trust (CYDT), in condemning the government’s arbitrary decision to dismiss all striking nurses from their positions at state-run hospitals.
On Tuesday 17 April 2018 the Vice President, Retired General Constantino Chiwenga, fired nurses employed at state-run hospitals that had been protesting against poor salaries and unfavourable working conditions. He accused the disgruntled government employees of being influenced by political motives. Vice President Rtd. Gen. Chiwenga made the statement in his capacity as the Supervisor of the Social Services Cluster.