ZANU PF Central Committee member and Chimanimani East MP, Joshua Sacco, was berated by his constituents for lying to the nation on the situation in the district after Cyclone Idai hit the area.
While in the company of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at Chimanimani’s Skyline on Wednesday, Sacco was roundly booed by the crowd.
A teacher at St Charles Lwanga, in an interview with Newsday on Thursday, said:
I was not happy when Sacco was on air claiming that our children had been rescued while we were still marooned and desperately looking for rescue assistance at the school. I received communication that Sacco had actually lied on air.
We were struggling and desperately waiting to be rescued at the school, but one was busy lying to the world in the comfort of their home.
St Charles Lwanga students and teachers had to walk 15km on foot from the school to Skyline junction where they ‘forced’ soldiers to ferry them to Chipinge Hospital. Meanwhile, two people were killed by a rockfall at the school, a form one pupil and a security guard.