PSMI Loss Control Supervisor Commits Suicide Over Unpaid Salaries
Premier Service Medical Investments (PSMI) is mourning the death of one of its own, Bernard Chatindivara, who took his own life due to overwhelming debts he had accrued while doing company business. Chatindivara was stationed at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo.
According to the national workers committee chairperson for PSMI, Munyaradzi Nharaunda, the deceased will be buried in his rural area in Chiweshe, Mashonaland Central province, tomorrow.
Nharaunda confirmed that Chatindivara had no fuel for his vehicle to move around and as a result, he borrowed money. The debts accumulated, and the company failed to pay them, even though he was doing its business.
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“He was also being threatened by the workers whom he caught doing wrong things. He received death threats. He once lodged a complaint over (the issue and requested) to be transferred. We even liaised with our management, but it resisted. We don’t know what happened, but eventually he committed suicide,” Nharaunda said.
PSMI has been at loggerheads with its employees over salary arrears for many months, and some of the workers are reportedly being evicted from their lodgings over rental arrears. PSMI workers blame their employer for failing to address their salary concerns.
On February 6, Chatindivara wrote to the acting loss control manager, Caesar Nyamajiwa, about the death threats he had received for exposing theft at the company. In the letter, he requested an urgent transfer to Harare, saying he no longer felt safe working in the region, but his request was denied.
Meanwhile, PSMI workers have written to Health and Child Care minister Constantino Chiwenga requesting the dissolution of the board for allegedly running down the company.