A number of questions remain unanswered as to why the government let Makamba die in such a painful manner.
Zororo Makamba travelled to New York the epicenter of Covid-19 in America were he contracted the virus.
He returned to Harare and passed away at the government’s Covid-19 treatment center, Wilkins hospital where he died after he allegedly received terribly treatment from the medical professionals there.
Makamba who had direct contact and access to ED Mngangagwa was left to die a painful death at a hospital which is not yet ready to take in Covid-19 patients.
In a statement to Zimbabwe’s Daily News, Makamba’s family blamed poor health facilities for their brother’s death. “His doctor (Zororo’s general medical practitioner) made it clear earlier on that he had to be on a ventilator because he could not breathe. However, when we got at Wilkins Hospital there was no ventilator, no medication and even the oxygen would run out and they had to get it from the City of Harare.”
Another question that arises is, Why did the government force Makamba to stay in such a hospital if he could go to a private hospital.
Makamba’s family said they asked the health minister Obadiah Moyo for Zororo to be taken to a private hospital where he could access advanced health equipment but Moyo insisted he gets treatment at Wilkins Hospital, the only isolation center in Zimbabwe serving its population of over 16 million people.
How can the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa tour Wilkins hospital and confirm that it is ready when it’s not.
Many have been left wondering if Zororo Makamba’s death is the first death in Zimbabwe or the government is not telling people everything.