“I now realise that corruption is deep-rooted,” Says Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that he now realises corruption in Zimbabwe is deep-rooted. He said that his threats to fight corruption have not stopped corrupt people from the practice.

He was speaking during a special Independence Day interview with ZBC at State House. Said Mnangagwa:

I now realise that corruption is deep-rooted. I thought that by pronouncing that let’s fight corruption those who are corrupt will fear and stop; it’s not like that. It’s so rooted that you have to fight it from A to Z. (In) most systems, structures and institutions, there is an element of corruption.

To fight it, you need the police to unearth, investigate; but also within the police, there is corruption. The next stage, you need prosecution; that is the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) – they need to prosecute the cases, so once the cases pass the corruption in the police, it has to pass the corruption in the NPA, then it must go to the courts and there is an element of corruption in the courts, so the fight is so wide and deep.

A number of high profile corruption court cases have fallen apart with the accused going scot free. Such cases include Wicknell Chivayo and Supa Mandiwanzira amoung others.

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2 comments

  1. Jill McKechnie Reply

    WOW….our up to date President has finally found out there is corruption knocking around this country. Well done……BUT PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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