Chimanimani East MP, Joshua Sacco who was booed by villagers has denied that he ran away when the cyclone hit. He also said that he was misled by social media and some people in Chimanimani that the students had been rescued by the army.

“On the issue of St Charles Lwanga, I was advised that the army had rescued the children. I even got images though social media images, but a few minutes later, I was told that children had returned back to school because of bad weather,” he told Newsday.

“I did interviews with journalists and a few minutes later, I was corrected with the new position. There was no malice to lie to the nation. I asked
the ZBC reporter to retract, but failed to do so.

“I did not run away, but I was in a position of danger and actually knew that I was the one with information and I had to drive to Mutare and alert the Department of Civil Protection. I was the first person who alerted President Emmerson Mnangagwa through the Office of the Vice-President. By the time, the President was already on his way out of the country.”