Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services who is also Senator for Mutare-Chimanimani Constituency, Monica Mutsvangwa has denied reports Cyclone Idai survivors in Chimanimani and Chipinge were denied food aid for supporting the opposition.
Mutsvangwa said the MDC Alliance stronghold of Ward 17 in Biriiri area of Chimanimani was among the first beneficiaries, because of its hard hit situation. She said people spreading the reports want to score cheap political mileage. Said Mutsvangwa:
It seems some individuals want to sow seeds of divisions among Zimbabweans after realising that everyone from individuals, corporates and the international community had come together in our hour of need. They want to score cheap political mileage by claiming that relief aid is being politicised. All donations go through the Provincial Administrator’s office in Mutare where they are registered before being taken to World Vision warehouse. The Department of Social Welfare is involved in the process.