President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to have all corrupt councillors removed from their positions.
Speaking at the commissioning of 76 Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses in Bulawayo last week, Mnangagwa said that the treasury was disbursing funds to promote and enhance devolution. He added:
However, I warn those running RDCs and urban councils to shun corruption. If you shun corruption, I will shun removing you. Those who commit corruption and I will part ways.
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His remarks come when his critics have often opined that his anti-corruption campaign is only rhetoric which lacks concrete action to back it.
Meanwhile, a number of prominent government officials including former Tourism Minister, Priscah Mupfumira, former Local government Minister, Ignatius Chombo and former Transport Minister, Joram Gumbo were recently arrested over corruption with some saying they will soon be released, as is always the case.
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