Zimbabwe Embassy In SA "Shocked" By Dr Phophi Ramathuba's Remarks On Zimbabwean Patient
The Embassy of Zimbabwe in South Africa has said it was “shocked” by the remarks of Dr Phophi Ramathuba, a South African Member of the Executive of Health in Limpopo after she had told Zimbabweans to get medical treatment in their home country.
Ramathuba said foreigners were overburdening the South African health system.
In a statement seen by Pindula News, the Zimbabwean embassy said there are platforms for engagement that Ramathuba should have used “for the good of our two countries.” Reads the statement:
The Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in Pretoria watched with shock and disbelief the video (images) in which the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) of Health Limpopo Province, spoke to a Zimbabwean national who happened to be a patient in a hospital in the province. The Embassy has been in contact with the government of South Africa. through the Department of International Relations and Cooperation. to who it has conveyed the concerns of the government of Zimbabwe on the comments made by the MEC.
Ramathuba’s remarks were widely condemned by fellow medical practitioners while some observers said she had spoken the truth.