“We are responsible for National” – Fabric Ministry of Tourism 

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“We are responsible for National” – Fabric Ministry of Tourism


Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa


The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry has issued a statement reminding the public that it is the sole custodian of the Zimbabwe National Fabric and is responsible for distributing the fabric through its Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Provincial offices at a gazetted nominal fee of USD 4 per metre.


Barbara Rwodzi, the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, issued the statement.


The Ministry said that it works with a few selected outlets which distribute the fabric at the gazetted price. The National Fabric was previously sold between USD9 and USD12 before the ministry intervened to get the price gazetted downwards to USD4.


The Ministry encourages the nation to continue taking pride in its identity, culture, and heritage through the National Fabric.


The statement also addresses recent claims by some media outlets that the First Lady Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa is cashing in on the national fabric. The Ministry strongly refutes these claims, calling them “false and malicious” and stating that they are “unfortunate” and “calculated to soil the good image” of the First Lady, who is considered the “hard working mother of the nation.”


The Ministry expresses its gratitude to Dr Mnangagwa for initiating the launch of the national fabric, which promotes Zimbabwean identity.


The statement concludes with a call for Zimbabweans to take pride in their national identity.