Govt insincere on corruption

HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is insincere when dealing with corruption, Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA) president Nkosana Moyo has said.

This comes after government’s fight against corruption of bigwigs which had gathered momentum saliently died a natural death with no convictions.

In a live video posted on social media, Moyo alleged that the country is failing to move on because government is play-acting on curbing corruption.

“We are hoodwinking each other and telling lies, and we are not fighting corruption. I suspect most of the people who are running Zimbabwe today have committed crimes of corruption, almost all of them, so when they say they are going to go for corrupt people when they themselves know they are corrupt, how are they going to be credible in doing this?”

According to analysts, the recent case of corruption by some Cabinet ministers who were allegedly demanding bribes from investors, evidences traits of corruption in the system.

Moyo alluded that government is failing to convict bigwigs who are in dog-eat-dog cycles of corruption, hence they fail to expose each other.

“If they say however, everybody is forgiven and we restart it would also give them a get-out-of-jail card and we would genuinely begin to believe them by looking at what they do. 

“They can’t move on because they have not created a framework which allows them to move on and all corrupt friends look at them in love.

“The price for us as a country is much less than the price we continue to pay because we can’t deal with corruption using the framework that we have created,” said Moyo.

Zimbabwe is believed to have lost billions of dollars to corruption in recent years.


Comments (3)

You are right Nkosana Moyo. Even the Auditor General's reports on misuse of public funds have been completely ignored by ED and cabinet. I wonder whether Anti Corruption Commission officials are still working or how much are they paid monthly and for doing what? There is another 'anti corruption commission ' in ED's office. What are they doing about corruption? Sleeping on the job but driving expensive cars at taxpayer's expense?

Ndiani Ndiani - 28 December 2018

When Ian Douglas Smith left office in 1980, the Rhodesian dollar was stronger than the British £. He left enough foreign currency reserves but Rhodesia was under sanctions. Unemployment and inflation were at their lowest. There was reliable public transport, no electricity blackouts, clean drinking water (no bottled water in Rhodesia and urban boreholes). Can we say the black man cannot manage an economy or the black man is unlucky or the black man has stolen and externalised all the foreign currency in Zimbabwe or public funds have been stolen and spent with girlfriends.

Ndiani Ndiani - 28 December 2018

Forget about the story of the Rhodesian dollar - it was strong due to draconian laws on exchanging money outside a bank. There was no free market at all and the balck market was huge and the R$ traded at huge discounts at all times. if you were caught you went to jail for at least 5 years but most smart people did what they had to do !

ace mukadota - 29 December 2018

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