MDC president Nelson Chamisa has urged Zimbabwean citizens to come together to take corruption head-on and rescue the country from cartels that are strangling the economy.
Chamisa made the call following Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi’s admission that most of the major state institutions have been captured by the cartels. Said Chamisa:
It is a call to action when the country’s Prosecutor General confirms that cartels have captured state institutions. This reflects a captured and compromised state and that the regime is not fit for purpose. Politics aside, we must now unite in this BIG fight against corruption.
The PG confirms the serious and systemic nature of rot permeating the State. As ever, the fish rots from the head. If the top prosecutor is moved to make such public complaints then he is not getting support from the political leadership to perform his constitutional role.
The anti-corruption rhetoric is a mere facade designed to hoodwink Zimbabweans and the world. Over the past two years, the level of corruption and state capture has escalated to obscene levels. There can not be sustainable prosperity when national wealth is in the hands of a few.