The ZANU PF Politburo on Wednesday fully endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of corruption levelled against the party’s bigwigs by the Youth League.
This was revealed by the party’s secretary for information, Simon Khaya Moyo following a Politburo meeting held at the ZANU PF headquarters in Harare on Wednesday. He said:
The press conference by the national executive of the youth league was debated extensively, centring mainly on corruption.
While the youth league may not have followed the procedure in issuing the statement, however, there is urgent need to call for zero tolerance on corruption.
Appropriate measures must be taken to clean the party and the nation of massive corruption. Corruption is like a veld fire across the width and breadth of the nation.
His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa will constitute a commission of enquiry to investigate the allegations raised by the national youth league executive. This was unanimously endorsed by the Politburo.
The ZANU PF Youth League held a press conference on Monday where they accused several senior party officials of gross corruption.
Among those implicated is the party’s fourth most powerful official, Obert Mpofu and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, John Mangudya.