Controversial Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president, Peter Magombeyi, who led a crippling strike by medical practitioners last year, has stepped down from his post.
His resignation is with effective from January 24 this year.
Magombeyi made the headlines in September last year after he was allegedly abducted and dumped a few days later outside Harare and hospitalized in South Africa.
Government, however, distanced itself from the abduction but the civic society claimed that he had been seized by state security agents.
The doctors downed their tools demanding salary increases and improved working conditions, including reasonable drug supplies at state hospitals.
In a statement, Magombeyi said he was leaving due to personal reason.
“I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position here immediately as the president for ZHDA for personal reasons.
“I do not intend to inconvenience you with this news, and I hope you will accept my most sincere apologies in making Friday, the 24th of January 2020, my last day as the president of the aforementioned association,” Magombeyi said.
He expressed his gratitude for the opportunities ZHDA has provided him.
“Working with you has been incredibly instrumental in my personal growth and I will never forget the struggle we go through everyday trying to come up with a functional health delivery system that benefits all Zimbabweans and our welfare as doctors,” he said.