By Mutsa Makuvaza
THE ruling Zanu-PF party has dismissed reports circulating on social media on the alleged death of the party’s Secretary for Health, Dr David Parirenyatwa.
According to the said reports, Parirenyatwa, a former Minister of Health and Child Care, succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon.
In a statement yesterday, Zanu-PF spokesman Simon Khaya-Moyo said the party was disturbed by the reports which he said were false and unethical.
“The picture and its insinuations are all but fabricated lies meant to cause alarm and despondency.
“ZANU PF Secretary for Health, Cde Dr D. Parirenyatwa is alive. Disregard those lies with the contempt they deserve,” reads a statement from the ruling party.
Meanwhile, Zanu-PF has sent a message of condolence to the Mumbengegwi family following the death of Mrs Emily Mumbengegwi, wife to the party’s Secretary for External Relations, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi yesterday.
Reports say she succumbed to COVID-19.
“The revolutionary party Zanu PF, led by His Excellency the President and First Secretary Cde ED Mnangagwa, learnt with a deep sense of grief, shock and sadness, following the passing on of Mrs Emily Mumbengegwi, wife to the party’s Secretary for External Relations, Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi who is also a member of the Politburo.”.
“The revolutionary party wishes to express its deepest condolences to the Mumbengegwi and the Charasika families on this sad loss.
“The loss of a wife and mother deprives the family of a comforter and a pillar of strength. It creates a deep void which is eternally irreplaceable,” said Khaya-Moyo.
Over 100 Zimbabweans died from COVID-19 in the last 48 hours.
Zimbabwe is currently under a hard level 4 lockdown as the pandemic spreads very fast. – Zimbabwe Voice 🔺