The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) says cartels fuelling corruption are well-known and need to be broken.
ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure urged all those with evidence against the cartels to bring it forward so that they can be nailed. He said:
The issue of cartels, we fully agree as Zacc that corruption is fuelled by cartels. So, we need to break those cartels. We can only break the cartels if one: there is a national consensus in the country on what the causes of corruption are and accepting the existence of cartels as a reality.
That is the only way in which stakeholders and citizens can report to Zacc suspected cases of corruption because cartels are well known. What Zacc and other law enforcement agents are looking for is evidence that we can then use during our investigations and compile dockets. Again, it’s a stakeholder issue.
Recently, ZANU PF youth league leaders accused oil mogul Kudakwashe Tagwirei, Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara and Billy Rautenbach of being behind the cartels.