Corruptions needs to be addressed urgently

EDITOR — I wonder whether revelations of alleged corrupt activities are going to lead to any meaningful probe that will see those guilty (if any) tried before our courts. We have read and heard countless allegations of government officials being fingered in graft, but that is just that. Are these countless allegations baseless or true? Or maybe they are just the work of political enemies in dogfights that really do not aid the development of the country and the economy?

Zimbabwe’s political landscape has become heavily polarised to such an extent that we do not know what to believe anymore. Should we ignore these allegations of corruption, a cancer that has ripped this country’s economy into shreds? NO!  That there is massive corruption in virtually every aspect of our lives does not need a rocket scientist.

Our diamonds were looted and even the country’s CEO, President Emmerson Mnangagwa attested to this.  Officials who headed operations at diamond firms were fired after documents showed massive irregularities.

These people have never been tried or arrested to this day. They were just fired from their jobs. Today, they enjoy the fruits of their ill-gotten gains scot-free while the majority of the population wallow in abject poverty in a country were there is the police, courts, judges and jails.

What then are these institutions doing? Rather, what will put food on everyone’s table is accounting for our natural resources, wealth and making sure we rid the system of greedy thieves who think only about themselves at the expense of the people they serve.  

My heart bleeds that corruption has made this resource-rich country a basket case whose government can no longer pay its own workers.
Concerned.

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