Mtata Calls For “Independent National Inquiry On Corruption”

Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) secretary-general, Reverend Kenneth Mtata has said there is a need to institute an independent national inquiry on Corruption.

He makes the remarks when reports of grand corruption cases involving senior government officials are increasing without satisfactory action to suggest that the government does not condone underhand dealings.

Posting on Twitter those Sunday, the outspoken clergyman said:

I THINK WE NEED AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL INQUIRY ON CORRUPTION. WE ARE GOING NOWHERE WITH THIS LEVEL OF PRIMITIVE ACCUMULATION.

Mtata speaks after the first family was recently implicated in a plot by Ms Henrietta Rushwaya the president of Zimbabwe Mining Federation to smuggle six (6) kgs of gold to Dubai.

The first family had previously been linked to the alleged fraud by Drax International in which the state reportedly lost over US$60 million which was meant to procure coronavirus equipment.

The first family, however, denies any links to the alleged underhand dealings.

Zimbabwe, according to the chair of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo has lost over US$7 billion through corruption.

Meanwhile, the country’s budget is a paltry US$4 billion. Some observers are pessimistic that an “independent” inquiry can ever be instituted in Zimbabwe after previous commissions were greatly compromised.

Some believe the citizenry themselves can, through various means, force public office holders and the government at large to account for missing resources.

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