Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Affairs, Obert Mpofu has said that the police should not arrest people based on speculation and rumour. Speaking at the launch of the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s anti-corruption unit, Mpofu said,
Our mandate is very clear. It is to deal with corruption decisively after thorough investigations and not to follow speculation and rumours.
Allow me to say that corruption is one of the greatest evils of our time. It is a cancer that rewards those who do not play by the rules and also creates a system of distortion and diversion, thereby destroying all efforts aimed at constructive, just and fair governance.
Mpofu has faced allegations of corruption himself although he has never been arrested.