Zim: Ousted doc seeks refuge at embassy

2012-09-05 13:27

Cape Town - A foreign doctor, who was recently forced to leave his post as the resident doctor at a Salvation Army Church owned hospital in Zimbabwe's Chiweshe village, is now resident inside the Canadian embassy in Harare, according to a report on Wednesday.

Quoting highly placed Salvation Army church sources, Radio VOP said Dr Paul Thistle went into the embassy a few weeks ago after church leaders in Zimbabwe tried to send him back to his native Canada when he allegedly raised concern over mismanagement of donor funds.

He was supposed to have flown out of the country last month but he has been refusing to leave, and was supported by Chiweshe villagers who demonstrated for days against his ouster.

"Dr Thistle is at the Canadian embassy, that's where he and his family have been living since they left Chiweshe last month," the sources said.

Officials at the embassy could neither deny nor confirm that he was at the embassy.

  • mugo.mudzi - 2012-09-05 14:19

    People the world over should raise their concern over this issue, this man has been saving lives and empowering a community that has been deserted by its own doctors, the Salvation Army church not allow a few to destroy the hopes of many by letting this happen.

  • - 2012-09-05 14:23

    A person like this is all about helping people, and says alot about not leaving. Better person than me thats for sure. And as for the church leaders well we all know how people use the church for personal gain.

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