President Emmerson Mnangagwa has failed to replicate the Chinese model of fighting corruption after his pledge to tackle the vice when he was first inaugurated.
This was said by University of Zimbabwe security studies lecturer Wesley Mwatwara who opined that the current Harare administration has a penchant for attempting rather than acting on all issues. He said:
While in China, many high ranking government and military officials have been found guilty of corruption since Xi came to power in 2012, the same cannot be said about Mnangagwa’s regime.
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has perfected the art of catching and releasing suspects with no high profile convictions yet.
Mwatwara said that corruption has become even more entrenched in Zimbabwe under the so-called New Dispensation that it was during the ancient regime.
A few months ago, the ZANU PF Youth League produced a long list of party bigwigs whom it accused of gross corruption but nothing has been done against them.