Collins Mnangagwa, the son of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a statement denying association with Drax International, a company accused of having supplied expensive coronavirus equipment to the government.
We present the statement in full below.
Over the past month, several online and print media outlets published materials containing false allegations associating me with an organization called Drax International. I am not a member of the said organization and I have no shares or interests in their transaction with the Government of Zimbabwe. I have no business or personal relationship with any Drax International’s representatives, including Mr Delish Nguwaya.
Despite the wide coverage. I have not been contacted for comments on this issue. On the morning of Friday, 29 May 2020. I was shocked to see an article on the front page of a local publication regurgitating the fake news that was circulating on social media and online publications. It is in bad taste that professional journalists have fallen prey to fake news being peddled by errant malcontents online. It is important for me to set the record straight concerning this issue.
The sole purpose of this narrative is to damage my reputation and that of the first family. These unsubstantiated claims and accusations are designed to mislead the general public and are false, treacherous and libelous. Legal action will follow any current and further statements made to slander my name, reputation and that of the First Family.