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Mawarire warns President Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu
29 Mar 2019 at 09:37hrs | Views
National Patriotic Front Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire has cautioned the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa against abusing a disaster relief fund from South Africa by hiring expensive jets for himself and his Vice Presidents.

Mawarire was reacting to a statement by the South African government that International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu had arrived in the country on Thursday to deliver a disaster relief fund.

"South African Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, is in Zimbabwe carrying some US$10million aid for the Cyclone Idai disaster recovery efforts," Mawarire said. "Hope this money won't be veramented towards chartering private jets for Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputies."

However, ZANU PF Secretary for Youth Affairs on Thursday said Mnangagwa does not use state resources to pay for the expensive jets that he is known to travel in.

The South African government reported that "Minister Sisulu is expected to visit the city of Beira in Mozambique and the Chimanimani District in eastern Zimbabwe to hand over the donations made by South African citizens, companies and members of the Diplomatic Corps, who heeded the earlier call for assistance by the Minister. The donations include financial aid, clothes, water purifiers, non-perishable food items and blankets.

"Minister Sisulu will also meet rescue teams, including the South African National Defence Force, South African NGOs, United Nations Agencies and volunteers."

Source - Byo24News