Zimbabwean minister who glorified coronavirus as God’s punishment for Western countries now fighting the disease
Oppa Muchinguri Kashiri, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Defense, who reportedly said the devastating Coronavirus was God’s punishment for Western countries and has tested positive for the virus.
Kashiri cheerfully proclaimed in March 2020 that the disease was God’s divine punishment against Western countries for imposing economic sanctions on Zimbabwe.
US President Donald Trump was featured in the minister’s bizarre tirade. When the minister made the startling announcement, the disease had not yet hit Zimbabwe.
He said at that moment;
“The coronavirus is the work of God, who punishes countries that have imposed sanctions against us. Now they are kept in closed rooms. Their economies are screaming like ours. Trump needs to know that he is not God. “
The local Zim Morning Post reported that Muchinguri-Kashiri contracted the disease and is now undergoing treatment in the capital.
The publication reports that other senior government officials currently fighting Covid-19 include Manic and Provincial Affairs Minister Ellen Gwaradzimba and Zimbabwe’s former Chief of Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS), a retired Major General. Paradzai Zimondi.
Since then, Zimbabwe has reported 17,194 Covid-19 cases and 418 deaths. The government also imposed 30 days of national isolation following a spike in COVID-19 cases, which has been dubbed a “second wave.”