Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume, who is at the forefront in for calling streets protests against corruption on 31 July, has castigated ZANU PF political commissar Victor Matemadanda for insinuating that the protest organisers are being sponsored by Western powers.
Ngarivhume told NewZimbabwe.com over the weekend that the idea that Zimbabweans cannot think for themselves is despicable.
The former MDC Alliance principal said the protest organisers are getting a lot of support from Zimbabweans who are members of Zanu PF, civil society, in business, in the police, and in the military. Said Ngarivhume:
We are getting a lot of support from Zimbabweans who are members of Zanu PF, Zimbabweans in different institutions, civil society, in business, Zimbabweans in the police, Zimbabweans in the military, want us to speak against corruption.
They are sick and tired of corruption, benefiting only a few but impoverishing the rest of the nation and then for Matemadanda to ignore that and say whoever thinks that corruption is wrong, it’s terrible.
Ngarivhume said corruption poses a greater danger to Zimbabweans’ well-being than COVID-19.
He said while coronavirus has killed 9 people (the actual number is 18), corruption has killed thousands.