First lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa shut down a Gweru man who had asked if the blankets she was donating were safe as they were from China.

"Are these blankets safe for us since they are coming from China where Covid-19 began? Rumour has it that they belong to victims of Covid-19,” asked the man during a question and answer session.

"Munorwara neiko nhai Sekuru, ini ndobva ndanotora machira evanhu vakafa kuti ndikupei, ndingauya kuzokuurayai imi Sekuru imi! (Are you sane? Can I possibly collect blankets from Covid-19 victims and donate them to you; do you think I would come to kill you?” the first lady was quoted by the Masvingo Mirror as saying

The blankets were donated by the Chinese first lady as part of her programme to assist African first ladies in the fight against Covid-19.

Mnangagwa however calmed herself and said it was a good and genuine question since most people think the blankets belonged to Covid-19 victims.