I don't condone graft — Mujuru

HARARE - Vice President Joice Mujuru said yesterday she does not condone corruption, blasting the rampant graft in farm allocations.

“VaMugabe (Robert) nesu tese hatisi kukurudzira nyaya dzeuori. Tiri kuwona kubvarurwa kuri kuitwa chimiro chedu cheZimbabwe. Tanzwa vamwe venyu vari kufamba vasingetevedzeri gwara rekupa minda zvakanaka (President Mugabe and all of us do not condone corruption. It is denting our image as Zimbabwe.

There is corruption in land allocations),” Mujuru said, as she presided over the handover of the refurbished homes at the Harare Central Hospital School of Nursing by Mimosa Mining Company.

Mujuru courted a storm this week when she declared that the media must stop covering the obscene salaries of managers of State-owned firms pocketing millions of dollars in pay while the economy stutters.

However, the vice president quickly distanced herself from the statement arguing that she was misquoted.

Mujuru commended Mimosa Mining Company for renovating nurses’ accommodation and lecture rooms at the hospital.

“I am informed that through the company’s health and safety programme, dubbed Let’s Go Zero, Mimosa has also entered into partnership with the National Aids Council for a mutually beneficial initiative aimed at reducing the devastating effects of the HIV and Aids in Zvishavane and in the country at large,” Mujuru said.

The mining company renovated 450 hostel rooms, 92 bathrooms and two lecture rooms at the hospital.

On top of that, the mine built a gym and a modern recreational facility for the nurses.

The vice president said companies should give back to the community as this will contribute a lot in fulfilling the government’s economic blueprint, Zimbabwe Agenda for Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset).

“People are asking how ZimAsset will succeed without a budget,” Mujuru said.

“The key is that companies and individuals should come to the government with programmes that they want to fulfil for the community.

“Look at what Mimosa has done. The refurbishment of this facility is in line with the thrust of the Social Services and Poverty Eradication cluster of ZimAsset.”

She said that public-private partnership was needed in order to make ZimAsset a success.

“Ladies and gentlemen, government has made strides in education and also training of professionals to reduce the impact of brain drain.

“Consequently, it remains for us, government and private sector, to create employment opportunities in order to attract and harness skills for the development of our country,” she said.

Walter Chidhakwa, Mines and Mining Development minister, who also attended the function, urged other mining companies to emulate Mimosa and give back to the community.

Comments (7)

This is commendable from Mimosa

JACKSON Mushayapokuvaka - 14 February 2014

“VaMugabe (Robert) nesu tese hatisi kukurudzira nyaya dzeuori. Tiri kuwona kubvarurwa kuri kuitwa chimiro chedu cheZimbabwe. The entire Zanu PF is not serious and always want to take people for a ride. Who owns multiple farms today if not Zanu PF bigwigs, if I am wrong then lets have an independent land audit. Who squandered the civil service housing scheme funds in the late 90s and still got away with it, resulting in most of us today without any proper housing after contributing for years; the list is endless. My open question is "Who in Zanu PF today can say have not been involved in some corrupt activities? If there are any who consider them corruption-free then lets hear them say it and we will expose what they have done in the past.

Uwori wega - 14 February 2014

Nhai VP when did you discover this corruption in land allocation? How many farms do you have yourself?Iam a Civil servant and failing to make ends meet yet you allow army chiefs to take home $10000,00 a month.What have you done to Masimirembwa, Charamba? Gadzirisai zvinhu musati mairasa. 2018 is near.

jaku - 14 February 2014

Iweka, Iweka, iweka Joyce. Unotipengera. You try to cover up corruption for fear that your party may loose if you get rid of the corrupt guys. You want talk about corruption to be preserve of Zanu PF officials only, when you are the causers of corruption.

Mike Hove - 14 February 2014

Mother, you can not expect the economy to grow whilst at the same time you are stealing! How many policies have you designed since Independence?Yakabudirira ndeipi?Sometimes I think its best to just shut up,its not a crime.We are tired of your government because we are suffering.Your policies are misguided.

Chikata - 14 February 2014

Proven guilty in a court of public opinion simply refers to it, for the court of law is an art commercially designed to bring forth not justice alone but self enrichment for the wise.

Mbada Murenje - 11 March 2014

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