Zimbabwe’s defence minister Oppah Muchinguri has sensationally claimed coronavirus is God’s way of punishing the United States and other western countries for imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe. Muchinguri appeared to mock Western nations who have borne the brunt of coronavirus with Europe now becoming the epicentre of COVID-19.
Oppah Muchinguri, who has a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the University of Zimbabwe, said while addressing a group of ruling party supporters at the weekend, “This coronavirus that has come are sanctions against the countries that have imposed sanctions on us. God is punishing them now and they are staying indoors now while their economy is screaming like what they did to ours by imposing sanctions on us. Trump should know that he is not God. They must face the consequences of coronavirus so that they also feel the pain.”