A donation of water pumping equipment worth ZWL$ 20 million that was made by President Mnangagwa to the City of Harare was reportedly stolen, Business Times reports.
President Mnangagwa had donated the equipment that reportedly weighed around 70 tonnes to help the city fathers tackle the worsening water crisis in the capital.
The development was confirmed by the City’s spokesperson Michal Chideme who said the case was reported to ZRP:
A report has since been received and investigation is now in progress. A report was made at ZRP Warren Park on January 11, 2021 and no arrests have been made yet
A source that spoke to the publication accused city officials of stripping the president’s donation to the city and said:
Rotors are heavy and not something that one can just put in his pocket and leave the premises.
This operation required cranes for loading and that means this was done in the full view of a lot of people.
The potential buyers of these rotors are commercial farmers and mines. This type of operation means there was a ready buyer.
Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa’s Special Anti Corruption Unit is reportedly investigating the issue and no arrests have been made so far.
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