Act on corruption Mr President

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s silence while the country is engulfed in a corruption storm is baffling and as captain of a ship in stormy waters, we urge him to wake up from his slumber and take charge.

Since the media started unearthing corruption scandals, Mugabe has kept quiet and we wonder what is happening to the old man. Is he still digesting the facts on how the state-owned institutions are plundering the economy or he is powerless to act.

What makes the case even intriguing and mind boggling is the fact that Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba, who is supposed to speak on behalf of the 89-year-old leader is himself busy defending himself on allegations that he dipped his hands in the Public Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) jar.

In the first place, how on earth does a Presidential spokesperson end up being a board member at a public institution? And if that institution plunges into depths of corruption like in the case of Psmas, how will the president react?

But it seems Mugabe saw no problems in having his top aide sitting on the Psmas board and now both of them have to face the consequences.

Mugabe himself should stand up and say something on the corruption issue not Charamba. Since independence, Mugabe has been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption among his top officials and this is his chance to put this rot to an end.

What is clear from the scandals rocking state institutions is that there are ministers involved and for once Mugabe must severely punish those found at the wrong end of the law.

Being a minister does not mean one is above the law and Mugabe must use all powers vested in him to show that he is a real leader.

In the 80s, the Willowgate Scandal in which ministers and top politicians used their influence to buy cars and sell them for profit saw ministers resigning and one of them, Maurice Nyagumbo went on to commit suicide.

Mugabe must come out in the open and confront the minister of Local Government, Ignatius Chombo on what he is trying to achieve through reinstating Harare Town Clerk, Tendai Mahachi.

What on earth is Chombo trying to hide? Mr President, please ask Chombo on behalf of the people of Zimbabwe.

Mugabe must confront head on the minister of Health to get an understanding of the looting spree at Psmas, he must ask the former minister of transport what is happening at Air Zimbabwe and at the Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara) and he must ask the former minister of Information on the looting spree at ZBC.

Mugabe has been chided for not taking action against corrupt officials and it’s now or never.

Comments (6)

Ngwazi Matinjili Matibili will never take any action against his looting ,corrupt Zanuiod surbodinates.Matibili is the engineman of the Zanu pf gravy train.Ngwazi Matibili has been presiding over the most corrupt ,evil criminal CABAL in Zimbabwean history.Matibili & his Concubine/Harlot Grace are evil& corrupt to the bonemarrow.After all Matibili has been violently&fraudulently clinging to Power since the 1990 polls.the murderous despot Matibili is so obsessed with the trappings of POWER.Ngwazi Matibili has been killing the pple of ZIM since the 1976 Mozambique detente .

Dr Zvichaperachete - 9 February 2014

If I couldn't explain my wealth which I plundered DRC, I understand why your President can't do anything because it means he has to explain his Hong Kong house, and that's not easy. So bear with him please fellow Africans. From the pits of hell. Mobutu Seseseko

Mobutu Seseko - 9 February 2014

The shouting president now looks like an Egyptian mummy

Bingo Wokwa Gutu - 10 February 2014

darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that

Thieves in arms - 10 February 2014

If we are expecting Mugabe to act on this then we can dream on. This guy has condoned corruption among his officials since the Willogate Scandal and does not give a hoot about the suffering of the generality of the Zimbabwean population because of this corruption. The highest office in the Land is part and parcel of this madness. Mugabe is the head and godfather of the Mafia so to expect him to act on this lunacy is giving him too much credit. He will not act on anything involving his blue eyed boys not today tomorrow or ever. That is why Chombo has the audacity to tell all of us that he is above the law and all of us making a noise here about Mahachi can go to hell. Being one of the Vatican Corridor Boys Chombo knows damn well nothing will be done to him. Don't you see even gadzi datya Mujuru is now spawning SHIT and telling us the exposing corruption by the independent press is work of the detractors. Whilst Mugabe and his lieutenants might turn a blind eye is all this madness vanhu vachidya nhoko dzezvironda nenhamo it is gonna be a day. We are being tired of being treated like a brainless nation and at ransom by a clique of psychopaths who believe that Zimbabwean resources only belong to them with their kith and kin and their children. Mugabe and his disciples are evil to the core. Even during Smith's era we never witnessed such callousness and evil like we have witnessed during Mugabe's reign. I repeat here Mugabe will never act on corruption ever

vongai - 10 February 2014

why do we think the current arms of government will solve the problems they have perpetrated, are perpetrating and will continue to perpetrate....

snowden - 15 February 2014

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