CORRUPT municipal officials and individuals are reportedly gyrating around the US$10 million donation which was made last week by Econet wireless towards the procurement of Cholera kits and other essentials to fight the epidemic.
These revelations came to light this morning when Econet founder, Strive Masiyiwa used his Facebook account to take a swipe at some unnamed individuals and organisations whom he accused of exploiting the cholera crisis by charging exorbitant prices for basics such as latex gloves.
In a Facebook post, Masiyiwa said, “One of the saddest things happened last week when Econet announced that it had set aside US$10 million to help support to buy medicines and materials, was the number of suppliers, and even officials in some of the affected municipalities who tried to defraud our company by offering things at highly inflated prices!
“Gloves worth $3, were suddenly worth $65. That is pathetic! I have told my people to prepare lists of anyone who willfully tries to exploit the situation. After this crisis is over, we will go after them on this platform. Naming and shaming,” said Masiyiwa.
The cholera situation in the country is so dire owing to the absence of critical drugs and fluids to manage the crisis.