Police should help Zacc investigate graft

EDITOR — Your Monday story on probable fraud at Zimdef refers.

Obert Gutu of MDC is right to be frustrated by the lack of action on the part of the authorities.

By now solid statements should be coming from the following:

Zimdef management and Trustees or Board; The Presidency’, Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (Zacc), Zanu PF and its two leagues, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Parliament and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission  (Zec).

If half the reports are true, all involved, be it at the ministry, the youth league and Zimdef should be helping police with inquiries.

If the party is still revolutionary, then the professor, if guilty of fraud, should be recalled from Parliament, never to be allowed to be its candidate again.

Given the fact that the Tsholotsho parliamentary seat may have been bought from the proceeds of crime, Zec should be nullifying the victory while Parliament should purge itself of such corrupt cadres.

Jonathan Moyo’s defence suggests that this is all unlikely to happen. His actions may suggest poor governance that has been tolerated in government.

Previous experience with corruption at Zesa Holdings, Psmas, ZBC, Air Zimbabwe, CMED, bank bail outs, non-performing loans, State residences etc, and in urban and rural land allocation and multiple farm ownerships, as well as abuse of agriculture inputs and the farm mechanisation programme, all of which have seen no culprits held to account, suggests the professor may escape sensor.

His party has rotted to the core. “When gold rusts, what will iron do”, President Robert Mugabe is said to have once asked at a critical moment in Zanu PF’s history. Well, perhaps, now he knows.

Going forward, I suggest that the management of all parastatals should be put under one commission and any surplus funds deposited in the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Ministry expenditures should all be approved in advance by Parliament and passed into law as budget.

T. Nyandoro

Comments (2)

I suggest that the boards of all parastatals or state owned enterprises must be answerable to parliament. This will solve a situation where respective ministers and their deputies connive with board members to defraud public funds. The situation where ministers are corrupt and no action taken against them is becoming the order of the day under Mugabe and Zanu PF government. If you ask me why Mugabe is tolerating these corrupt ministers? The answer is - because he is also corrupt and they know each other.

Grant - 22 October 2016

I suggest that the boards of all parastatals or state owned enterprises must be answerable to parliament. This will solve a situation where respective ministers and their deputies connive with board members to defraud public funds. The situation where ministers are corrupt and no action taken against them is becoming the order of the day under Mugabe and Zanu PF government. If you ask me why Mugabe is tolerating these corrupt ministers? The answer is - because he is also corrupt and they know each other.

Grant - 22 October 2016

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