President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that corruption is as old as humanity adding that the difference is the way societies deal with it.
He made the remarks on Friday last week at an anti-corruption event organised by the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC), in conjunction with Zacc and the Transparency International Zimbabwe (TI-Z) to commemorate the Anti-Corruption Day symposium. He said:
Corruption did not begin in Zimbabwe. Even during the time of Jesus, corruption was there and they fought it, and so we will also continue fighting corruption.
I dismantled the previous Zacc because the public did not have confidence any more in that commission because it was a corrupt commission and how could they have dealt with corruption when they were corrupt themselves?
He is speaking when some analysts are not satisfied that his administration and the new ZACC are doing enough to alleviate corruption which is said to have robbed the country of the opportunity to rise, again.
Since his rise to power in 2017, Mnangagwa has been saying that the government is fighting corruption but his critics are failing to find concrete evidence to substantiate his claims as ZACC has been “catching and releasing” corruption suspects.
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