Minister of State for Manicaland Province Monica Mutsvangwa denied allegations that she is staying at a city hotel using taxpayers’ money. Mutsvangwa has reportedly been staying at the hotel since her appointment by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last November.
Addressing the media while officially opening a two-day Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) Election Reporting Training in Mutare, Mutsvangwa said she is staying at the hotel at her own expense. She said she decided to stay at the hotel until the security standards at the ministerial house have been upgraded. Said Mutsvangwa:
I am staying at the hotel at my own expense. Government has never paid a single cent for my staying at the hotel. You can go and check for yourself. I can’t compromise my security. I will stay at the hotel at my expense until the security standards at the house have been upgraded.