Zanu-PF Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said that the government needs to do more on corruption if it is to be taken seriously by international investors. Speaking in an interview with The Standard, Khaya Moyo said convictions of those accused of corruption and not just arrests are needed.
Said Khaya Moyo:
It is time we start seeing people going to jail for corruption. This will ensure investors take us seriously as a country. The number of those arrested suggests that we are doing well, but the convictions are really worrying. It seems as if the system is corrupt and we must deal with that.
We must be like the Chinese, they are very cruel with corruption and it has helped them grow their economy.
We have been wailing for too long and we must start to deal with the issues and not focus on tissues.
Our economy must be attractive, it must have that aroma to attract people and not smell like a rotten fish.
The issue of the economy should not be viewed as a Zanu-PF issue, it affects everyone and all of us must work for it.
More: The Standard
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Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo