A ZANU PF activist, advocate Tinomudaishe Chinyoka has said that if Zimbabwean officials were nationals of other jurisdictions where there are stiffer penalties for corruption, they could have received befitting punishment, including death.
Chinyoka speaks when calls are increasing for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to relieve Health Minister, Obadiah Moyo of his duties over alleged involvement in the misuse of the country’s COVID-19 response funds.
His remarks also come when the first family has been linked to Drax International a company that is being accused of duping the country of millions of dollars after it overpriced medical equipment it supplied to the Ministry of Health.
Posting on Twitter, Chinyoka said:
Zimbabwean officials could have resigned If Zimbabwe was Europe, some people would’ve resigned. If Zimbabwe was Japan, some people would’ve committed seppuku. If Zimbabwe was China, some would already have been executed by firing squad. But bcoz Zimbabwe is Zimbabwe, they are counting their money laughing at our Tweets.
Recent developments have sparked public outrage, a reaction that is believed to have compelled the state to initiate the prosecution of individuals implicated in the scam.
Some, however, believe that the prosecution is superficial and meant to hoodwink the public into believing that action was being taken.
The corruption reports on COVID-19 funds are not the first to be levelled against government officials, actually, Zimbabwe is ranked among the worst corrupt countries in the world.
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