Strive for Masiyiwa, a millionaire from Zimbabwe, has revealed that officials bought high prices for basic health and medical supplies with the aim of benefiting from a fund set up to combat a cholera outbreak.
Masiyiwa's privately owned company Econet announced last week a $ 10 million fund to help the government fight the outbreak that has claimed more than 20 lives so far.
In a Facebook message on Monday, he described the behavior of the officers as & # 39; sad & # 39; with the promise that after the crisis he was ready to call them and shame via social media.
I told my people to draw up lists of anyone who deliberately tries to exploit the situation. After this crisis is over, we will go after them on this platform. Appoint and shame.
His full message was as follows: "Reflection: One of the saddest things that happened last week when Econet announced that it had set aside $ 10 million to help buy medicines and materials, the number of suppliers and even officials in some countries of the affected municipalities trying to deceive our company by offering things at very high prices!
"Gloves worth $ 3 were suddenly worth $ 65! That's just so pathetic!
"I told my people to draw up lists of anyone who deliberately tries to exploit the situation.After this crisis is over, we will go after them on this platform, naming and shaming."
Econet was one of the other private outfits donated in cash and in nature to support the government's efforts. The Minister of Health's step to open a crowdfunding route caused mixed reactions, with most people criticizing the government for tax abuse and seeking public donations in times of crisis.