Corona virus fight: Outrage over Tagwirei’s purchase of Rock Foundation Hospital

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  • Fuel mogul purchased Rock Foundation Hospital from incarcerated Munyaradzi Kereke
  • Hospital to carter for Covid-19 patients
  • Presidential spokesperson says hospital will be open to all

REPORTS that fuel mogul and business tycoon Kuda Tagwirei of Sakunda Holdings has purchased Rock Foundation hospital which is being renovated allegedly to carter for the ruling Zanu PF elites suspected to be COVID-19 positive has torched a storm.

Rock Foundation was owned by incarcerated former Zanu PF legislator Munyaradzi Kereke who is currently serving a 10-year-jail term for rape.

Tagwirei sits in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’ Presidential Advisory Committee and has interests in a number of business investments ranging from fuel, construction and agriculture.

The outrage comes on the backdrop of reports that the ruling elites are renovating Rock Foundation hospital so that it can be reserved as a COVID-19 care centre for bigwigs only.

Opposition activists have, however, threatened to burn the hospital if it is reserved for those in power.

MDC lawyer Thabani Mpofu threatened to go and open the doors of the hospital for the general public.

Writing on his microblogging site Twitter handle, journalist Hopewell Chin’ono quoted Mpofu saying he will lead in the “march to this private looters clinic and open its doors to the masses.”

Presidential spokeperson George Charamba dismissed reports that the hospital will be reserved for those in power:

On the other hand Zanu PF activists welcomed Tagwirei’s move to invest in the state-of-the-art hospital at a time the world is fighting the corona virus scourge.

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