Ministers are shameless thieves: Zanu PF MP

HARARE - Gokwe-Nembudziya Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena has sensationally claimed that some ministers in President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet are corrupt, labelling them “shameless thieves”.

This comes after the just-turned 93 years leader recently said no corruption evidence had been tendered against any of his officials.

Wadyajena made the claims while responding to Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary general Raymond Majongwe, who had posted a picture of the latest Land Rover Range Rover on Twitter, which he said should not be shown to Zimbabwean ministers, otherwise the country would be plunged into more debt.

“Very correct, some of the ministers are completely corrupt, hopelessly incompetent and shameless thieves. Cry my beloved country!” Wadyajena said.

Despite Mugabe saying there is no evidence to prove the corruption, the worrying concerns over graft are on the back of Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko recently saying Mugabe’s Cabinet is full of thieves, while youth leader Kudzai Chipanga has also said ministers have misplaced priorities.

Zimbabwe is ranked 150 out of 168 countries, according to the Transparency International 2015 Corruption Perception Index.

The corruption watchdog has warned that corruption has infiltrated public and private institutions.

Speaking on his 93rd birthday interview, Mugabe said: “We only hear so and so is corrupt. Well, this could be the case. Perhaps the big fish might also be capable of hiding their corruption. I don’t know. Or are people afraid to come out and even come to us and say so and so steals such amounts and we investigate that.”

“For now we only hear big fish, big fish, big fish. People were in the habit of accusing the others of being corrupt with no evidence. I will investigate but I don’t want political attacks as it were…if there is evidence, we will pursue that evidence and certainly we will deal with the persons,” he said.

Last year, the Judicial Service Commission launched an anti-corruption programme dubbed Against Corruption Together (Act) that involved stakeholders, the Law Society of Zimbabwe, National Prosecuting Authority, the Attorney General’s office, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services, Justice ministry, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and the Zimbabwe Republic Police in a bid to deal with corruption.

Comments (7)

Name and shame them and then go to the Lacoste appointed Goodson anti-corruption team and present your evidence. Nothing new, it will be safe to say corruption is rewarded in zanu, infact its now endemic in the country thanks to the inept leadership and misrule by the Bob led zanu government.

Galore - 14 March 2017

anaMayor, manje newewo uripo pakudya zvevanhu apa. You and your Godfather Emmerson.

selele - 14 March 2017

Wadyajena, zvino uchadye dzvuku. ndimizve maBeneficiaries evakuru vacho. Pane Goridhe pose, munongo pinda, pane maDiamonds pose munongo pinda. Mayor wemaTrip Trans! ZZera rako iwewe ungaite mabhazi iwe! mari yacho wakaiwanepi? Kana maVP maMinisters futi. Just shut up nekuti uchatukisa vakazvi nyararira wangu! Tinozvi reva zvako zvose ukanyara! Stupid idiot

zvazviri - 14 March 2017

Usakwira mumuti kana bhururwa rako rakabvaruka kumashure. Hezvo zvako zvotaurwa.

Mukoma Joro - 15 March 2017

Does the so-called president of Zimbabwe not read the Parliamentary Committee findings/reports? If not why? I don't see why people can out of the blue claim that so and so is corrupt when they're not.

Sagitarr - 15 March 2017

Mr Mayor u are also a beneficiary of this,at ur age can you explain to the public where did u source of wealth came from,you own heavy duty trucks and buses where did you worked previously,you are birds of same feathers with those you are trying to accuse the whole zanu pf system is corrupt so it needs to eradicated for the benefit of our country,our roads are now death traps because of people like you and Obert Mpofu.

Msongelwa - 15 March 2017

Ranked 150 out of 168 but noone has been arrested.

Chemical Solution - 15 March 2017

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