Bothwell Mbuwayesango
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BornBothwell Anesu Mbuwayesango
EducationUniversity of Zimbabwe
  • Pediatric surgeon
Known forLeading an all zimbabwean team that separated  conjoined twins  in 2014.

Mr. Bothwell Anesu Mbuwayesango is a Zimbabwean pediatric surgeon who successfully led an all Zimbabwean team that separated conjoined twins in 2014 during an eight-hour operation at Harare hospital. It was the country’s second successful separation, the first was in 1983.

In October 2019, Mr. Mbuwayesango was suspended by the government from service for inciting a doctors' strike.


Mr Mbuwayesango was a Council member of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe.

In September 2019, Mr Mbuwayesango addressed doctors at Harare Hospital who were striking against the alleged abduction of a colleague Dr Peter Magombeyi. He expressed his solidarity with the striking doctors.

In October 2019, the University of Zimbabwe suspended Mr Mbuwayesango from duty without pay pending an investigation into his involvement in the doctors' strike that had started in September and was still ongoing.

UZ Letter of suspension to Mr Bothwell Mbuwayesango in October 2019


Separating siamese twins in a low resource hospital: Bothwell Mbuwayesango TEDxHarare

Personal Life

He is married to a doctor and they have two children a son and daughter.