Corruption Everywhere in Zimbabwe, Even in Hospital Mortuaries

Corruption in Zimbabwe has become endemic within its political, private and civil sectorsover the years. Now corruption syndicates involving medical doctors, police officers, mortuary staff and agents of some little known funeral service companies are allegedly charging between U.S.$40 and U.S.$100 to speed up the post-mortem process and even have bodies of accident victims released for burial without Covid-19 tests. Zimbabwe's Covid-19 deaths have passed 1,000 as the country scrambles to contain a spike in infections of the virus that has said the lives of three government ministers in the last 10 days. Although the country has not yet received any vaccines, frontline health workers, who complain that they lack adequate protective clothing, would be the first to receive the vaccine, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

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