Paul Nyathi|President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that he will be visiting cyclone Idai ravaged Manicaland Province on Tuesday morning to assess the effects of the cyclone first hand.
Speaking on national television in a live broadcast on Monday evening Mnangagwa expressed condolences to families of the 89 people killed by the cyclone.
Mnangagwa’s visit to the area comes immediately after opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa visited the area and donated clothing and food items to the affected families.
Chamisa was however blocked by members of the Manicaland Civil Protection Unit and police from accessing the affected areas and had to be smuggled through on a donkey drawn cart by villagers.
Following Chamisa’s visit and subsequent harassment, social media critics castigated Mnangagwa for spending the day at a swearing in ceremony of Harare Metropolitan Minister of State ignoring the disaster on the ground and blocking Chamisa.