Training school faces closure

All Souls Mission school of nursing, which is owned by the Roman Catholic Church in Mutoko East, is facing closure with several trainee nurses having been moved to alternative training hospitals.

The move comes amid revelations that Zanu (PF) intends to remove people who could vote for the MDC in the impending elections.

Sources at the hospital told The Zimbabwean that the hospital had been under siege from Zanu (PF) activists who are furious that the hospital authorities use the services of Abel Samakanda, an active MDC member who narrowly lost the 2008 March elections.

“They are going to close the school because of the student nurses who are often classified as MDC supporters. Already 24 nurses have been transferred to hospitals such as Harare and Parirenyatwa,” said the source.

The hospital is one of the few hospitals in the country that offers quality service at an affordable price. However, in 2008 the hospital almost closed as Zanu (PF) suspected the Italians who run the unit of sponsoring the MDC.

Sources at the hospital said that apart from closing the church, the Zanu (PF) supporters had also been causing problems in churches with active MDC members in their congregations.

“Zanu (PF) is doing everything here to silence the MDC. They have started at the top of the hospital and now they are in the church, weeding out any person that is suspected of supporting the MDC,” said the source.

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