WASHINGTON D.C. —
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation of former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has written a letter to the Office of the President and Cabinet to register its displeasure at Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's continued stay at a hotel at the expense of poor Zimbabweans.
MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu said their calculations show that the vice president has spent over $250,000 since his move into the Rainbow Towers’ executive wing on December 14 last year following his appointment.
The vice president’s family reportedly turned down the state’s offer for accommodation in Harare.
Mphoko was not available for comment as he was said to be attending a Zanu PF Politburo meeting.
Last week police in Harare arrested five activists for demonstrating against Mphoko’s continued stay at the five star hotel at the expense of taxpayers.
“We hope the president’s office will see sense in our call and save the money to buy food for struggling Zimbabweans,” said Gutu.