There has been a huge uproar from various quarters following a High Court ruling that cleared controversial businessman, Wicknell Chivhayo of any wrongdoing in the Zimbabwe Power Company tender saga.
Even President Mnangagwa expressed consternation over the controversial businessman’s acquittal. While addressing the ZANU PF Annual People’s Conference in Esigodini today, Mnangagwa said that he did not understand how the judiciary operates.
Norton legislator Temba Mliswa described the judiciary system as shaky accusing it of failing to deal with corruption cases involving big fishes.
Corruption lives another day….What’s wrong with this country? Is the judicial system captured too? How will we deal with corruption now? I’m one who had faith in the judiciary now the 3 pillars are looking shaky… it’s very difficult.
Chivayo’s court victory leaves ZPC with the onus of paying him $25 million for breach of contract or to allow his company to proceed with the Gwanda solar project.
ZPC and Intratrek had signed $172 million agreement for the construction of the Gwanda solar project which Chivhayo failed to deliver.
Human rights lawyer and former education minister David Coltart described Mnangagwa’s administration’s failure to prosecute corruption cases as damaging to the country. Said Coltart
If this catch and release strategy of the Mnangagwa regime was not so damaging to #Zimbabwe this would be funny. The gulf between the rhetoric of “zero tolerance of corruption” and real action is widening. Mnangagwa and the ruining party’s smoke and mirrors game are now clear to all.
Temba Mliswa is an outspoken Zimbabwean politician and the current Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency having won the by-election on 22 October 2016 as an independent candidate. He is the current Parliamentary Portfolio Chairman on Mines and Energy.He is a former member of the... Read More About Temba Mliswa