A controversial business tycoon considered to be very close to Zimbabwe’s ruling elite, Kudakwashe Tagwirei, has reportedly bought Rock Foundation Medical Centre in Mt Pleasant and is said to be refurbishing it so that it caters for the ruling elite.
A ZANU PF activist on social media, Kudzai Mutisi, claims that the facility has 36 beds and will be available for use by all coronavirus patients. Mutisi posted on Twitter:
Good News for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwean Business tycoon Mr Kuda Tagwirei bought Rock Foundation Medical Centre in Mt Pleasant and is refurbishing it.
The facility will be available for use by ALL COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization.
It has 36 beds with ventilators!
Mr Kuda Tagwirei bought Rock Foundation Medical Centre from Munyaradzi Kereke.
He spent US$3.2 million on equipment for the facility
All costs will be on him.
This is how he is contributing to the fight.
The facility will be ready next week.
Business tycoon Mr Tagwirei is also working on opening St Annes Hospital with 65 beds. Love him or hate him, the gentleman has done his part. All we can do is to say thank you… Asante.
Meanwhile, MDC vice president Tendai Biti said the hospital is meant for ZANU PF officials. He posted on Twitter:
It appears that the regime is setting up a private #COVID2019 facility for itself. The notorious Dr Solanki who demanded US$120 000 to set up a unit at #Wilkins appears to have been mandated to set this up. There is no limit, shame, remorse or elasticity to the evils of this regime.
According to journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, prominent lawyer Thabani Mpofu has vowed to forcibly open the hospital to the public if it were to be reserved for the ZANU PF elite. He wrote:
I will March to this private looters clinic and open its doors to the masses. We have had enough of this nonsense and the time to put it to an end is now. Corona is more dangerous than a bullet. Join me as we liberate our people, I will lead.