MORE Mugabe Funeral Drama as Gvt refuses to $2.5M catering fees

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A Row has erupted between Zimbabwe government and the former late President Robert Mugabe’s family over payment for catering services that have been provided by Nyaradzo Group.

This follows amid claims that the Mugabe family contracted Nyaradzo Group to provide catering services, equipment, generators, mobile toilets and executive mobile sleepers without government approval.

For food services alone the bill stood at ZW$2,5 million on Sunday.

Sources said the Mugabe family engaged Nyaradzo while government works in tandem with Doves services.

“The family wanted Nyaradzo because of the quality of services yet government says it only has a contract with Doves to provide services for the Heroes,” the source said.

“Government, through Home affairs, also provides catering services so it has since said the Mugabe family should settle the Nyaradzo bill which is likely to run into millions.”

“What is disturbing is that the bill has been handed to Home affairs who in turn say they never contracted Nyaradzo Group,” the source added.

A top government official told this publication that government is not going to pay for the services rendered by Nyaradzo.

“The choice of service provider was made by the family. There was no tender. By Sunday night the bill was over ZW$2,5 million,” said a top Home Affairs ministry official.

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