Mnangagwa warns cyclone Idai relief looters

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday warned looters of the Tropical Cyclone Idai relief aid saying he will not spare an axe on anyone found wanting and called for uttermost transparency.

Reports had started trickling in that some people were taking advantage of the weak system, where there is no centralised receiving centre, to steal the donations.

I will not spare an axe on anyone who wants to be corrupt with donated goods. We want uttermost transparency and accountability,” said Mnangagwa.

Tropical Cyclone Idai hit the eastern parts of the country causing massive destruction and loss of life.

About 100 people are feared dead and more still missing with treasury disbursing RTGS $50 million towards relief and rebuilding.

The corporate world has joined in mobilising resources for the affected people and communities with Econet, NetOne and Telecel leading the pack.

Mnangagwa is today expected to tour the affected areas in Chimanimani and Chipinge.

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has also visited the affected areas and handed over some donations.