MINISTER TRASHES ZANU PF FOOD GRAB REPORTS

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MINISTER TRASHES ZANU PF FOOD GRAB REPORTS

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has denied that food was being distributed along party lines in cyclone-hit areas.

MINISTER TRASHES ZANU PF FOOD GRAB REPORTS

She described reports of Zanu PF grabbing food aid as cheap, challenging anyone to come and witness food distribution in the affected areas.

Minister Mutsvangwa, who is also Senator for Mutare-Chimanimani Constituency, said there was no need to segregate because the targeted beneficiaries faced similar problems.

“The cyclone affected everyone and so no one is being left behind in relief aid distribution. Everything is being coordinated in a transparent manner and accountability is our hallmark.

“I am a member of the inter-ministerial committee overseeing the Cyclone Idai relief programme and so far we have met ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe, the donor community as well as the civic organisations to thank them for the overwhelming response we got in mitigating the effects of the cyclone.

“In all the meetings we are calling on anyone who wants to witness the distribution of all the donated goods to come forward.”

She added: “It seems some individuals want to sow seeds of divisions among Zimbabweans after realising that everyone from individuals, corporates and the international community had come together in our hour of need.

“They want to score cheap political mileage by claiming that relief aid is being politicised. All donations go through the Provincial Administrator’s office in Mutare where they are registered before being taken to World Vision warehouse. The Department of Social Welfare is involved in the process.”

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