Thousands of nurses working in public hospitals stopped reporting for work in mid-June, part of frequent work stoppages by health workers who earn less than $50 a month and allege they are forced to work without adequate protective equipment.
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Zimbabwe, Chitungwiza vendor shot by police
On Sunday the police are alleged to have shot and seriously wounded a vendor in Chitungwiza’s Unit L surburb.
The street vendor was selling wares at a busy market known as Jambanja in Unit L.
MDC Alliance MP for Chitungwiza South, Maxwell Mavhunga confirmed the incident to online publication NewZimbabwe.com and identified the injured vendor as Tinashe Zharare.
The legislator said the shooting took place as vendors ran for cover when police officers arrived in a marked police vehicle at Jambanja market place.
Mavhunga told NewZimbabwe.com that when police arrived at the market, vendors grabbed their wares and fled, but Zharare was unlucky and two shots hit him as he was about to drive away.
When people were running away, a police officer disembarked from the vehicle and fired two shots which hit Zharare. One shot hit his ribs and the other one hit his vehicle driver’s door and went through into his right leg which was on the accelerator. There was no provocation. This is a busy market place that I am talking about.