The Zimbabwe Independent reports that, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko admitted at a high-level meeting held on 20 December 2016, that cabinet is made up thieves and called for the dissolution of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).
Mr President, Zacc must be disbanded. They have become a political tool for some among us. Why is Zacc going after one minister when this room is full of thieves? There are thieves all over in this room.
Government officials who attended the meeting told the publication that a stunned Mugabe chuckled, but did not respond. Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo is being pursued by Zacc over the alleged abuse of over US$400 000 from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). It has since emerged that some of the funds were used to fund Zanu PF activities and projects in his Tsholotsho North constituency. Mphoko and Moyo are believed to be key members of the G40 faction.
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