Covid-19 tender scams

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    Biti reminds Zanu-PF that political rhetoric won’t defeat COVID-19

    FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti, also opposition MDC Alliance deputy president, says the virulent COVID-19 pandemic, surging and killing more people, won’t be defeated by empty political rhetoric without a coherent strategy, vaccine plan and a budget for it. Biti says the fact that the country’s key political leaders and their business cronies are under COVID-19 siege locally as they…

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    Tendai Biti’s letter to World Bank blocking COVID-19 aid to Zimbabwe

    In May 2020, the World Bank dipped into a special health fund to provide US$7 million to Zimbabwe to help the country fight the spread of coronavirus. The US$7 million is made up of US$5 million from the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility Trust Fund and a further US$2 million that is being diverted from the World Bank’s Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project. On May 21,…

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    ZACC fingers Minister in US$5.6 million Covid-19 tender scandal

    HEALTH and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro allegedly railroaded the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm), in dramatic events, including visiting the parastatal’s workers at night and threatening them with dismissal, to award a US$5,6 million contract to an “undeserving company” and unregistered company by the name Young Health Care. This is contained in a Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) report…

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