One of the top surgeons who was leading the doctors strike since September 14 when senior doctors joined their juniors has announced his return to work.

In a recorded Whatsapp message to his fellow consultants today, which he later confirmed to The Herald, Dr David Chimuka who is a cardiothoracic surgeon called on his colleagues to consider going back to work while pursuing all avenues to meet President Mnangagwa with their grievances.

“At the last meeting we had with the Minister we said we need to go above the emergency but not at 100 percent, but we need to start opening our wards and we do whatever we can but in the meantime we make all efforts and open up all avenues to go and see the President, so that we tell him what we feel. He must hear our own words,” said Dr Chimuka.