ZRP Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga while delivering a lecture at Zimbabwe National Defence University (ZNDU) yesterday reportedly condoned corruption and said people entrusted to serve the public were supposed to be astute as corruption causes pain.
Matanga said the government does not tolerate corruption and that was the reason why many high profile cases were before the courts right now:
The people entrusted by Government to execute its mandate should not only be trustworthy and credible, but also should be transparent and accountable in the performance of their duties and responsibilities
The organisation does not condone corruption and a number of high profile cases of corruption are before the courts, while some culprits have already been convicted,” he said.
Corruption has also caused unbearable suffering to billions of people around the world. It has bled public resources at an enormous scale, making it a threat to national security.
Personal interests, greed and avarice undermine government`s capacity to allocate resources effectively and to deliver services. The result is poverty and deprivation, which in turn results in frustration, disillusionment and relentless protests which all threaten internal security.
It is true a number of high profile cases have been brought before the courts, it is also true that a number of those cases have failed to take off after many months and in some cases, years and convictions are still marginal.
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