Over the weekend Tsvangirai was blocked from touring health facilities in Matebeleland North and was unable to attend a rally in Victoria Falls due to Zanu (PF) interference.
His visit to Mahusekwa included a trip to the local hospital which has been struggling under the burden of financial constraints for some time. The state of the art hospital was established with money from the Chinese government, but it has been a struggle to complete. If the building work was finished, it would ease congestion in the country’s two main referral hospitals.
When Mutinhiri realised he had been sidelined, he stormed a debriefing session, but was soon silenced when the PM asked him a question about the progress of work at Mahusekwa Hospital. Mutinhiri refused to answer the questions.
“What plans do have to deal with water, accommodation and electricity problems raised by the hospital?” Tsvangirai asked Mutinhiri who said, “I do not have an answer.”
Tsvangirai then asked him again whether he wanted the project to remain a white elephant.
“I have no answer,” responded Mutinhiri before walking out of the meeting.
Last month Mutinhiri prevented the Premier’s tour of the hospital by blocking roads with logs and boulders.Post published in: News