Dr Says "They're Taking Us Back To Dark Ages," As First Lady "Endorses" Traditional Midwife
Secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association (ZHDA) Dr Mthabisi Anele Bhebhe has regarded first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa’s “endorsement” of a traditional midwife as taking the nation backwards. Posting Twitter, Dr Bhebhe said:
They’re taking us back to (the) dark ages. Kwatirikuyenda ndokwatabva. (We’re headed where we came from).
He speaks after Mrs Mnangagwa yesterday visited popular Mbare-based traditional midwife Ms Esther Zinyoro, also known as Mbuya Gwena after reports suggesting that she was helping pregnant women to deliver babies at her home.
This is happening when health caregivers in public health institutions are on the 76th day of salary and better working industrial action which left patients stranded.
The first lady donated groceries to Mbuya Gwena which made some to conclude that she was endorsing traditional midwifery at the expense of formal health institutions.
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