A Daily News Editor posits that the arrest of the Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Prisca Mupfumira has exposed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.
The arrest of Minister Mupfumira a few days after her return from the United Kingdom where she accompanied the Zimbabwe Netball World Cup team, ostensibly to market the country, is intended to show that at least the government is doing something about corruption.
However, it also exposes the government’s selective application of the law. The promises made by President Mnangagwa that he will uproot corruption have come to nothing.
So inept is the current cabinet that if President Mnangagwa was serious uprooting about corruption, he should have changed ministers five times.
Prisca Mupfumira has been delivered to the guillotine as a sacrificial lamb. Nothing will come out of her arrest.
If the government is serious about fighting corruption, then convictions should follow the arrests otherwise it will be “all froth and no beer.”