Zimbabwe’s defense minister, Oppah Muchinguri, said that God had punished the West, particularly USA and Europe, with coronavirus for sanctions against Zimbabwe.
Speaking at a rally in the northern city of Chinhoyi last weekend, Muchinguri described the virus as ‘punishment’ to the USA and Europe because of alleged human rights violations in the country since the early 2000s. Sanctions were imposed on Zimbabwe.
“Coronavirus is the work of God punishing countries who imposed sanctions on us. They are now staying indoors. Their economies are screaming just like they did to our economy.”
Muchinguri added that COVID-19 would teach US President Donald Trump that “he is not God”.
“They must feel the effects of coronavirus and understand our pain,” she added.
During the reign of the late former President Robert Mugabe, the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s high ranking officials.