Zanu-PF must verify Prof Moyo’s claims
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