UBH nurse caught shoplift­ing

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pamela Shumba Se­nior Re­porter

A NURSE at the United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tals (UBH) was on Satur­day af­ter­noon ar­rested after she re­port­edly stole gro­ceries at a su­per­mar­ket in the city.

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cers in­ter­cepted her after she tried to walk out of Pick and Pay Su­per­mar­ket, formerly TM Hy­per.

The nurse, iden­ti­fied as Sis­ter Dz­vange al­legedly used an old re­ceipt to fill up trol­leys and steal goods from the su­per­mar­ket.

A source from the su­per­mar­ket said the se­cu­rity of­fi­cers re­cov­ered goods that in­cluded as­sorted per­fumes worth $70, dis­pos­able baby di­a­pers, meat and de­ter­gents.

Act­ing Bu­l­awayo pro­vin­cial po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Abed­nico Ncube yes­ter­day said he had not re­ceived the re­port.

UBH chief executive of­fi­cer Mrs Nonhlanhla Ndlovu said:

“I only saw the pic­tures on so­cial me­dia. She’s away on leave and we’re yet to talk to her and hear her side of the story. I’ll be able to com­ment after we’ve talked to her.”

Sources at the hos­pi­tal said Sr Dz­vange was hand­cuffed soon after she was searched and found with the gro­ceries un­derneath her clothes.

“The se­cu­rity of­fi­cers at the su­per­mar­ket called the po­lice after they caught her ex­it­ing the su­per­mar­ket with gro­ceries that she could not ac­count for. She was hand­cuffed and taken away by the po­lice,” said a nurse who re­fused to be named.

The nurse said Sr Dz­vange was in the habit of steal­ing per­fumes from su­per­mar­kets and sell­ing them in the city.

She added that Sr Dz­vange was once beaten by se­cu­rity per­son­nel at the hos­pi­tal after she was found with gauze ban­dages that she had stolen from one of the wards.

“She was trans­ferred from the main hos­pi­tal where she used to work after she was caught with gauze ban­dages that were meant for pa­tients. She took the ban­dages and stuffed them in her hand­bag but her luck ran out,” said the nurse.

“Her su­pe­ri­ors were also com­plain­ing that she was rude and dif­fi­cult to work with,” said the nurse.

Sr Dz­vange’s col­leagues ex­pressed anger over her ac­tions, say­ing she was tar­nish­ing their pro­fes­sion.

“This is an in­sult to our pro­fes­sion. There is no ex­cuse for such ac­tions. She’s gain­fully em­ployed and the Gov­ern­ment paid us a few days ago. She could have just paid for her gro­ceries in­stead of hu­mil­i­at­ing us,” said one of her col­leagues who re­quested anonymity.— @pame­lashumba1

Sis­ter Dz­vange and her al­leged loot

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