ED’s Anti-corruption Crusade Is Weak – United States

A 2018 Human Rights Report prepared by the US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour by reveals that there is rampant corruption in Zimbabwe under the so-called New Dispensation. The report reads in part:

In February, President Emmerson Mnangagwa ordered a mandatory declaration of assets by senior officials. Arrests of senior government officials followed; however, most were Mnangagwa’s political opponents or supporters of former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s Generation 40 (G-40) faction.

In May, Mnangagwa created an anti-corruption body within the Office of the President to carry out investigations, by-passing the constitutionally-mandated Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission.

The administration has since recorded one conviction related to corruption while most of those arrested were released on relaxed bail conditions.

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