By Jane Mlambo| Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo has been removed from his position as COVID-19 taskforce chairperson after military bosses felt he was “useless” and failing in his mandate.
Moyo has since been replaced by vice President Constantino Chiwenga who just returned back home from China.
Chiwenga will be deputized by Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri who a few weeks ago caused a stir when she branded coronavirus God’s punishment against the United States of America.
Moyo has endured a torrid time since his appointment and has been heavily criticized over his handling of labour issues involving health workers particularly doctors who clocked over 100 days on industrial action.
“Military commanders who were present were scathing. They said he was useless and had lied about the country’s readiness for coronavirus, particularly conditions at Wilkins Hospital.” according to an online news site ZimLive sources .