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Energy Mutodi speaks on Cyclone Idai looters

by Mandla Ndlovu
09 Apr 2019 at 15:34hrs | Views
Deputy Government Spokesperson Energy Mutodi has condemned the high ranking government officials who are being investigated over looting relief aid which was meant for Cyclone Idai victims.

Said  Mutodi, "Government officials and politicians accused of looting Cyclone Idai donations are a disgrace and an embarrassment to the nation. Stern measures have been taken to bring these self-centred individuals to book and some are already being prosecuted."

Last month Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) owner who is also a member of the Presidential Advisory Council, Trevor Ncube raised concern over reports of Cyclone idai being politicized by Zanu PF politicians.

"The distribution of Cyclone Idai donations must be left to NGO's on the ground and not politicians. The heartless and corrupt Zanu-PF politicians seeking to profit from this crisis must be brought to book,"Ncube said.

The Southern Africa group, the Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACTSA) recently called for the investigation of looting and partisan distribution to the flood hit areas of Manicaland and Masvingo of provinces.

"News of looting and partisan distribution of aid for the victims of cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe is not only disheartening but a sign of wickedness," ACTSA said in a statement.

Source - Byo24News