A month later, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not yet instituted a commission of inquiry to investigate individuals who were implicated in corruption scandals by ZANU PF youths.
With the Youth League seemingly losing enthusiasm, some think that the matter is slowly but surely dying a natural death.
The youths last month released a list of purported corrupt government officials, ZANU PF bigwigs and other business persons. The list featured former Mines Minister, Obert Mpofu, RBZ Governor, John Mangudya and other prominent people.
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The named people were accused of partaking in underhand dealings that were choking government efforts to resuscitate the economy.
Speaking to the News Day, a ZANU PF insider revealed that the president had political challenges in instituting the promised commission. The insider said:
The President faces a dilemma legally because there is the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, which has a role in dealing with corruption. Then we have the police and on top of that, in the Office of the President is a crack team, all mounted for the war on corruption. So appointing another commission would be an overdose.
The source added that the implicated individuals were critical for any election. The source made reference to Obert Mpofu and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Jacob Mudenda, who are key figures in Matabeleland.
Zanu PF spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo, however sid that he was confident the president would announce the commission at the appropriate time. He said:
It was a decision made by the politburo and it will be implemented
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