Cabinet team assesses #ShutDown protest damages (VIDEOS)
THE Inter-Ministerial Committee on Emergency Relief today visited businesses and communities in Harare affected by the recent violent disturbances.
The team comprised of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Dr Sekai Nzenza, Arts, Youth and Recreation minister Kirsty Coventry and secretary in the Information, Media and Broadcasting Services ministry, Mr. Nick Mangwana.
They toured Machipisa Centre, Southlea Park Police, and Skyline Tollgate.
At Machipisa they visited Chicken Inn branch where the Branch Manager Charity Marimo narrated how hooligans broke into the food outlet using ‘special objects’ looted computers, swipe machines, drinks, bread, chips and chicken portions.
The team also visited a Fashion Shop at Machipisa that belongs to Andrew Matunga.
Andrew described how the hooligans broke into his shop and looted designer clothes worth over $80 000.
His shop is still closed as he is struggling to repair the damages to the shop and order new stock.
Next was Machipisa Zuva Petroleum outlet. A representative narrated how hooligans used children on 14 January 2019 to try and burn down the fuel station using burning tyres.
The hooligans later broke in and looted lubricants, new tyres, computers and groceries.
The tentative value of the damages caused by rioters during the January 14 –16 is around $25 million. — ZOOMZimbabwe