Zanu-PF must ver­ify Prof Moyo’s claims

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — The Zanu-PF com­mit­tee tasked to probe Pro­fes­sor Jonathan Moyo on cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions should ver­ify claims he makes against the party that he used the mis­ap­pro­pri­ated ZIMDEF funds to fi­nance the party’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

Zanu-PF should emerge clean after this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, as it comes on the back­drop of the fact that some cor­rupt party of­fi­cials nor­mally hide be­hind the back of the rul­ing party which they claim would al­ways save them from any come­backs of cor­rupt be­hav­iour. Such of­fi­cials are bring­ing the im­age of the party into dis­re­pute by as­so­ci­at­ing it with wrong do­ing.

Zanu-PF should take a stern po­si­tion against any such of­fi­cials who ride on its back as a way of sat­is­fy­ing their self­ish de­sires to loot pub­lic re­sources.

In the in­ter­est of jus­tice, Pro­fes­sor Moyo should be given the right to re­ply so that he lays out ex­plic­itly how the Zimdef funds had rel­e­vance in meet­ing the party’s fi­nan­cial obli­ga­tions. He should also ex­plain how he filled the gap left by the cash that was chan­nelled out­side that en­tity.

How­ever, it is crit­i­cal that while Zanu-PF is do­ing its part to in­ves­ti­gate Moyo, the other statu­tory bod­ies like the Zim­babwe Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (ZACC) and the Zim­babwe Repub­lic Po­lice (ZRP) are also ex­pected to do due dili­gence ap­ply­ing ap­pro­pri­ate le­gal steps to deal with this mat­ter ur­gently. The pop­u­lace is left won­der­ing over the abil­ity of the state to deal with iden­ti­fied cases of cor­rup­tion.

Cor­rup­tion is the worst en­emy of the state at this point in time as it is used to gob­ble large chunks of na­tional re­sources by wicked of­fi­cials. It’s time to break the im­punity which some of th­ese peo­ple are cap­i­tal­is­ing on. This is the only way to res­cue our na­tion from sink­ing into the mud. Erad­i­ca­tion of cor­rup­tion is an in­dis­pen­si­ble pre-req­ui­site to re­sus­ci­ta­tion of the econ­omy which is on a very slow re­cov­ery path.

In ad­di­tion, the state can also set-up a special Cor­rup­tion Court to deal with spe­cific cases of cor­rup­tion. This will be in­clined to the con­cept of the Elec­toral Court, Con­sti­tu­tional Court and the Ad­min­is­tra­tive Court. Sparkle­ford Masiyam­biri, Via email

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