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[WATCH]: Defence Minister CELEBRATES Coronavirus, Says It’s God’s Retribution

In a very shocking development, the Minister of Defence and War Veteran Affairs Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri has celebrated the coronavirus. Muchinguri Kashiri sensationally claimed that the deadly disease was God’s divine retribution against Western countries for imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe. Muchinguri made astonishing claims when speaking in Chinhoyi on Saturday, 14 March.

Muchinguri Kashiri proclaims that God sent the coronavirus to the Western nations because they had imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe since the early 2000s over alleged human rights abuses. Muchinguri Kashiri gleefully proclaims that the economies of the western countries are now screaming in a reference to the same language that was used by former US assistant secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker during hearings for the US sanctions law. In the hearings for the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act, Chester Crocker told the US Senate.

“To separate the Zimbabwean people from Zanu-PF, we are going to have to make their economy scream, and I hope you, Senators, have the stomach for what you have to do.”

Muchinguri Kashiri then turned attacked US President Donald Trump saying that he should know that he is not God. This is an apparent reference to the fact that Trump recently extended the targetted sanctions against Zimbabwe’s political and business elite who stand accused of gross human rights violations and impeding meaningful political reforms since the removal of former President Robert Mugabe.

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For the full audio, you can listen to the Voice of America’s Studio 7 news bulletin from 8 minutes.  However, please note that the entire bulletin is in the Shona language.

 

Rather disturbingly, during the entire speech, the ruling ZANU PF supporters can be heard wildly celebrating Muchinguri Kashiri’s rather bizarre and false claims.

It is not clear how the Minister thinks that the coronavirus was sent to punish western countries when it has been declared a global pandemic which is causing massive devastation across 152 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).

Muchinguri  Kashiri curiously negates to note that the coronavirus has caused the most damage to Zimbabwe’s preferred allies and all-weather friends, China. China has born the brunt of the disease which originated in its Wuhan city with a massive 3 199 deaths from at least 80, 844 cases. Iran also has the third-worst statics and it is hardly in the West as well.

Perhaps, because at the time of the speech, no coronavirus case, has yet been detected in Zimbabwe, Muchinguri Kashiri might be believing the urban legends that the disease does not affect black people. This is rather strange because many Africa countries have now recorded cases of the coronavirus, with Zimbabwe’s neighbors South Africa having 38 cases already.

 

However, Zimbabweans across social media blasted the minister for her insensitive and ill-thought assertations.

Law lecturer Alex Magaisa said

Muchinguri’s disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance & callousness of the regime. She is the ZANU PF Chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It’s primitive thinking & cheap politicking. She doesn’t appreciate that this is a global pandemic.

How does she face her Chinese counterparts, where the pandemic began when she makes such insulting & insensitive statements? If we get affected as most countries are we will need a lot of help. But she is busy mocking those very countries that are battling the pandemic.

Alex T Magaisa 🇿🇼@Wamagaisa

2. Muchinguri’s disgusting statement showcases the incompetence, ignorance & callousness of the regime. She is the ZANU PF Chairperson. She thinks coronavirus is a Western disease. It’s primitive thinking & cheap politicking. She doesn’t appreciate that this is a global pandemic.

Alex T Magaisa 🇿🇼@Wamagaisa

3. How does she face her Chinese counterparts, where the pandemic began when she makes such insulting & insensitive statements? If we get affected as most countries are we will need a lot of help. But she is busy mocking those very countries that are battling the pandemic.

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Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Walter Mzembi added,

This insensitivity and recklessness is no different from terrorists claiming victory after 911 Al Qaeda attacks, no wonder the petition to declare Zanu PF a terrorist organisation may gain currency in the US Congress !

Oppah was the mastermind behind Operation Murambatsvina , a very cruel mind presiding over a sensitive Defence Ministry hence my plea on the mental state of some these people as they preside over matters of the State. Is she mentally fit for office ?

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