Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube released the following statement in which he said donated vaccines would be free and anyone who heard anything contrary to that might have heard a version that was taken out of context.
Said Professor Ncube:
FREE COVID 19 VACCINES TO ZIMBABWE CITZENS
1. It has come to my attention that, my comments about the payment for the COVID-19 vaccine, have been taken out of context.
2. I would like to make it clear that the vaccines that the Government is procuring with the support of our international partners and friends, will be made available for free to the Citizens of Zimbabwe.
Hon. Prof. M. Ncube MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
04 February 2021
The treasury chief however did not deny, clarify or offer further information on his comments yesterday that private citizens will have to pay for the vaccines which are ranging from $2 to $7 per head.