Douglas Mahiya has urged President Mugabe to be ethical when making appointments, as his nepotism is killing the country through corruption. Mahiya said there was no accountability, or integrity leading to financial malfeasance. He also accused the president of running the country like his own private company.
Mahiya who is the spokesperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spoke to the Daily News and said:
It is such appointments that we think are breeding corruption in the country
Like now, we know the (Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo ndisekuru kuna president vedu veparty (Chombo is uncle to our president) we also have the likes of Zhuwao, Air Zimbabwe chief operations officer, Mugabe’s son in-law Simba Chikore, minister of Mines and lot many more others.
They will be no checks and balances because zveukama zvonetsa, no one will make his relative arrested because of corruption. So, look, that’s the problem we have currently.
During the war, we the issue of nepotism was not there. Appointments were done by merit and that’s why we say our party is going against the liberation struggle ideals.
We also know that the current minister of Lands (Douglas) Mombeshora is the president’s relative.
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