Addressing journalists at a Press conference to mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in Harare last week, Local Government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, who is himself involved in a residential stands scandal, said further exposure of Jonathan Moyo could damage Zanu-PF.
If one has to chase a rat and ends up burning a house, we then start wondering what is the objective? Issues to do with the party must be handled with the utmost discipline, respect that is expected of all of us and I think our leader the President has given us direction. He set up a committee to look into various matters, to look into the operations of some of these institutions that are mentioned, in particular the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. We expect that team to do its work.
He said there appeared to be an agenda against Prof Moyo,
What concerns us is that it appears there is a bigger agenda than dealing with the issue (of corruption). What we are not going to accept is anything that ultimately damages the party. The party is a sacred institution with all of us in it.
Prof Moyo and Gandawa are accused of abusing $400 000 of Zimdef money to fund programmes without authority. Both Moyo and Gandawa deny any wrongdoing. Zacc investigations committee chair Commissioner Goodson Nguni last week told a media briefing in Harare that there was nothing personal against Prof Moyo.