By Lloyd Takawira
Reports from South Africa say Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo was on today (Tuesday) admitted to a South African hospital for a “scheduled operation”.
The former military man turned diplomat has been in and out of hospital over the last year with a reported kidney ailment.
Presidential Spokesperson Mr George Charamba, confirmed on Twitter:
“This is a scheduled operation. I can’t vouch that he is now admitted. But I am aware this was a pending event, after Mauritius.”
Rt Lt General Moyo was leading a recently concluded SADC Election Observer Missions to Botswana and Mauritius. The foreign affairs Minister’s became the first high profile person to seek medical attention abroad days after the authorities have dismissed medical doctors.
The move to seek medical attention will likely attract backlash from the public. Hospitals in the country are running without doctors after medical practitioners embarked on a strike since September 3 sighting incapacitation The government has since dismissed over 500 doctors for defying a government directive to go back to work.
Analyst have warned that the situation in hospitals is dire and require agent attention. Last week the opposition Movement for Democratic change warned of “slow genocide” in hospitals