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Ex-Harare mayor, wife, maid hospitalised with Covid-19

By Zimstar News reporter

Former Harare mayor, Ben Manyenyeni, wife and maid have been admitted at the privately owned Arundel hospital in Harare after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

Speaking to Zimstar News via call from his hospital bed, Manyenyeni called for prayers for his family adding that he suspected they contracted the dreaded disease after attending a funeral of a Covid-19 victim in Murehwa recently.

“We are sure we got the virus from a super-spreader funeral in Murehwa. A lady with symptoms came to Murehwa from Cape Town to nurse her mother-in-law. The mother-in-law caught the virus and died.

“The funeral was a spreader with a ballooning number of cases,” he said.

The ex-city father said his wife was first to get infected before passing the virus onto the family helper and himself.

Manyenyeni’s wife and the maid were admitted Friday while he got hospitalised this Saturday.

“We are in RED ZONE at Arundel Hospital. I’m the one with least issues, my wife and our helper are battling a bit. I think my Sinopharm Vaccine was key,” he said.

Manyenyeni, who called for prayers from fellow Zimbabweans, had some advice for the rest of his compatriots.

“Zimbabweans, your government has done so well for you with vaccines. Go and vaccinated – you will thank me later,” he said.

The country battles a third wave of the dreaded disease with skyrocketing infections and deaths recorded daily.

Government says deaths and serious ailments are mostly recorded among the unvaccinated.

Staff Reporter

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