- President Emmerson Mnangagwa donates 40 computers to be used for data collection by Zanu PF youth, women and war veteran wings.
ZANU PF on Friday launched a coronavirus awareness campaign with the party’s chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri saying the campaign will go a long way in disseminating information on the deadly virus.
Ironically, Muchinguri-Kashiri who launched the initiative is still smarting from a public backlash after she described the coronavirus pandemic as a punishment to the western countries for imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe over human rights abuses.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a state of national disaster as the country anticipates the impact of the novel coronavirus – even though there are no confirmed cases as of yet.
Muchinguri said Mnangagwa has declared zero tolerance for COVID-19 in the country and “ZANU PF has a responsibility to take the message to the people.”
Muchinguri said COVID-19 “alongside the illegal sanctions imposed by the West constitute a twin threat to the survival of Zimbabwe.”
The launch of Zanu PF’s awareness campaign comes after Mnangagwa on Thursday launched the national preparedness plan.
Muchinguri-Kashiri said the COVID-19 has had devastating impact on the global economy and Zimbabwe is no exception, in an apparent about turn from her initial sentiments.
“Information on COVID-19 must find its way to the people and this weekend the Provincial Coordinating Committees will meet and discuss on how to spread info on the pandemic,” Muchinguri-Kashiri said.
“Research has shown that the pandemic can be contained if proper information is disseminated.”
Zimbabwe’s defence minister said Mnangagwa has donated 40 computers to be distributed to the party’s provinces with each province receiving four computers to be used for data collection by the women,youth and War Veterans wings.