By Anna Chibamu
INDEPENDENT Norton MP Temba Mliswa has confronted the government’s COVID-19 national task force of failing to provide frontline staff fighting to curb the spread of the disease with basic provisions such as soap.
The MP said this was exposing medical staff to the risk of contracting the deadly COVID-19 disease.
In a video posted here, Mliswa is seen taking to task members of the national task force who include Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa and Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi.
“I think the frontline staff is compromised. How is it that the government is even failing to provide even soap for use by the frontline staff?” an emotional Mliswa asked.
Attempts by Mutsvangwa to force Mliswa to sit down failed as the irritated MP sought answers, but which the ministers failed to reply to.
Mliswa said he was forced to fork out from his personal account over US$2 000 as the government was not availing any resources to fund the COVID-19 preparedness.
The virus now has 14 confirmed cases in Zimbabwe including three deaths.
Norton legislator Temba Mliswa blasts Covid-19 National Taskforce members over failure by government to avail resources to frontline staff
Posted by New Zimbabwe.com on Sunday, April 12, 2020