Former Chivi South MP, Killer Zivhu (ZANU PF), has said Zimbabweans should buy their own ventilators in case they contract COVID-19.
Zivhu, who is active on social media, shared a photo on Twitter in which he attached himself to a ventilator and captioned the picture with the words:
Tenga ventilator yako woisa kumba kana zvaipa wodaidza doctor wokubetsera Covid inouraya (Buy a ventilator and keep it at home so that you can call a doctor for help if you contract the deadly coronavirus).
Zivhu’s post however did not go down well with some of his followers on the microblogging site. Freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono commented:
This is ZANU-PF for you!!! It is only that he has said it publicly!
They loot your public funds, destroy the healthcare system, abandon you to die, THEN come and MOCK you like this!
Then you have some US$10 a week social media trolls coming here to support this dross!
A local doctor who uses the Twitter handle @drjaytee87 criticised Zivhu for his “shamelessness”. He said:
That’s why they said there is no shortage. They have stocked the vents… They have no shame… To think we have patients who need vents right now what did we do to deserve such.
Political activist, Thandekile Moyo, said Zivhu’s arrogance shows Zimbabwe is in the hand of criminals. She commented:
Our country is in the hands of criminals, They have captured the state, Looted all our resources, And run our country to the ground, Neglecting the provision and production of merit and public goods, Such as public education & Healthcare. We need a revolution. #ZanupfMustGo