ED administration is serious on corruption

by Christopher Makaza

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he has taken the fight against corruption to greater heights and the long arm of the law will catch up with offenders regardless of political affiliation, rank or race.

Responding to CNN Chief International Correspondent, Christine Amanpour during an interview at the ongoing 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, President Mnangagwa said he was going to deal with all those involved in corruption without fear or favour.

“All those involved incorruption have to account for the corruption they committed. We have Zimbabwe Anti -Corruption Commission (ZACC), I have strengthened that one, which is indicative of my desire to deal with corruption and so many cases are coming up. If you are following events in Zimbabwe of prominent persons who have been affected by the drive we are having now on corruption, you will appreciate that,” said President Mnangagwa.

Former Ministers Dr Samuel Undenge (Energy and Power Development), Dr Ignatious Chombo (Finance), Walter Chidhakwa (Mines) and Dr David Parirenyatwa (Health) are some of the notable prominent figures who have been arrested over allegations of abuse of office and other related corruption cases.

President Mnangagwa has promised a new Zimbabwe in the Second Republic which is underpinned on servant leadership where corruption and unnecessary bureaucracy in service delivery will not be tolerated.