Covid-19 Positive Minister Possibly Contaminates Mnangagwa With The Killer Bug
13 December 2020
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Paul Nyathi

President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Richard Moyo in a file picture arriving for a ZANU PF rally in Lupane

Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs minister Richard Moyo who tested positive for Covid-19 last week went on to spend the day with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and a multitude of other ZANU PF members well aware of his status.

The Minister was part of the delegation that attended the official conferment of the city status to Victoria Falls on Wednesday which was presided over by Mnangagwa.

Moyo said he tested positive for the coronavirus last Monday, but said he was asymptomatic.

“I am self-isolating at home, but for now I am not feeling any pain and I am still asymptomatic, but I am taking as much as possible caution while at home,” he told Cite.

Moyo became the third Provincial Affairs minister to contract the virus after his Midlands counterpart Larry Mavhima and Mary Mliswa Chikoka from Mashonaland West.

Other government officials that have tested positive for the disease since the Covid-19 outbreak began in March include Public Services, Labour and Social Welfare deputy minister Lovemore Matuke and Finance and Economic Development permanent secretary George Guvamatanga.

The then Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement minister Perrance Shiri succumbed to the disease in July.

In August, 26 Zanu PF employees tested positive for the disease. Zimbabwe has been witnessing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases for the past two months and Friday the country recorded 74 new infections with one death.

As of Friday, Zimbabwe had recorded 11 127 Covid-19 cases with 9 253 recoveries. The country has seen 305 deaths.