ZANU PF Youth League deputy secretary, Lewis Matutu claimed that the party bigwigs he exposed as being corrupt are afraid of taking legal action.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com’s current affairs programme, The Agenda on Monday, Matutu said:
Of all those people that you can think of who send notices of summons, none of them is willing to proceed with whatever they started because it’s a very dangerous game.
… You will never see any single day that you see us in court because of this corruption list. It’s not going to happen because no one wants to be embarrassed. That is not going to happen.
Matutu added that there are more than 17 lawyers ready to represent the Youth League in the event that its members are sued. He said:
We have a group of 17 lawyers who are willing to help. In fact, there are more but for management purposes, we have said the 17 are enough for now.
In the case that anybody decides to proceed with such action, we are waiting, and we are ready.
Among the senior officials to be named as corrupt is party secretary for administration Obert Mpofu, government Ministers Priscah Mupfumira and Joram Gumbo, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa’s son Neville.
During a recent politburo meeting, Mpofu reportedly gnashed his teeth at Matutu and threatened to manhandle him there and then.