MDC-T vice president, advocate Obert Gutu, has claimed that a member of the MDC led by advocate Nelson Chamisa fraudulently channelled funds into Interfin Limited Bank.
Gutu posted on microblogging site, twitter where he also claimed that there was a paper trail to prove the fraud. He added that the relevant investigating authorities had all the necessary information and documents. Gutu said:
Millions of public funds in US$ were fraudulently & recklessly channelled to Interfin Bank Limited by an MDC Cabinet Minister for a cut. This money was then ‘lost’ when Interfin collapsed. If this isn’t corruption, then the word ‘corruption’ needs to be redefined. @
Corruption has been identified as one of the major factors why Zimbabwe’s economy is at its knees. Some believe that the country has so far been robbed of billions of United States dollars. It’s sad considering that a recent report by Afrobarometer suggests that corruption is on the rise.
Blame shifting has always been the strategy by politicians in both the ruling and opposition parties to cover up their corrupt deeds.
This revelation comes at a time when Zimbabwe lacks money to eradicate ills such as shortages in medicines, food, fuel, and electricity. The country also failed to host the COSAFA tournament due to lack of adequate resources.
Analysts believe that less is being done to address corruption. They observe that president Mnangagwa’s rhetoric on his anti-corruption drive lacks tangible action to back it.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission on Thursday this week arrested Tourism Minister, Priscah Mupfumira over corruption allegations.