ZANU PF youths have claimed that corrupt party bigwigs hiding behind political to obstruct the anti-corruption campaign.
These remarks come after reports which suggest that some ZANU PF officials were meeting to come up with the best way to respond to President Emmerson Mnangagwa‘s anti-corruption drive.
Other reports suggest that they are even contemplating ganging up with MDC legislators to impeach Mnangagwa.
Speaking to the Chronicle, ZANU PF Youth League deputy secretary, Lewis Matutu, said:
We have had people that were trying to frighten us and use tribal cards in corruption cases, people trying to use issues of factionalism which do not exist but that has failed to work.
Matutu also said that innocent people would just need to present evidence before the courts of law. He added:
The question is whose faction against whose? I assure you that under the leadership of President Mnangagwa you will be very unpopular to talk about factionalism and you actually isolate yourself.
“There are people who do not want to be accountable and they would rather hide behind politics instead of clearing themselves from corruption allegations.
“For people to think that what ZACC is doing is just political gimmick and perhaps they are just doing what the previous commission was doing, they will be fooling themselves.
He said that the ruling party needs to take a leaf from South Africa’s ANC and Namibia’s SWAPO which have no sacred cows when dealing with corruption matters. He said that the ANC can summon even a sitting president over corruption.
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