Sur­vival, ti­tle fight at Bar­bour­fields: Page 12

Pres­i­dent de­clares zero tol­er­ance to dis­hon­esty

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - From Tendai Mu­gabe in Dande

THE Gov­ern­ment does not pro­tect cor­rupt peo­ple and the law should take its course on all re­ported cases of graft, Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe said yes­ter­day.

The Head of State and Gov­ern­ment and Com­man­der in Chief of the Zim­babwe De­fence Forces, said any­one ac­cused of wrong­do­ing should be brought be­fore the courts and de­fend their cases.

His re­marks come in the wake of a se­ries of me­dia re­ports im­pli­cat­ing Higher and Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion, Science and De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Pro­fes­sor Jonathan Moyo and his deputy Dr God­frey Gan­dawa in the abuse of Zimdef funds.

Of­fi­cially open­ing Murongwe Pri­mary School and clinic that were built by the Air Force of Zim­babwe in Dande, Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe said: “We don’t pro­tect those who com­mit crimes. If some­one has com­mit­ted a crime, they have com­mit­ted a crime. We don’t pro­tect them. How­ever, we don’t like a sit­u­a­tion where the in­no­cent are falsely ac­cused of wrong­do­ing.

“We want such is­sues to be ex­posed and sus­pects de­fend them­selves in court. If they have lawyers they de­fend them. We don’t want our peo­ple to rely on me­dia re­ports. That this one must be ar­rested, this one must be fired. The party does not op­er­ate like that. Al­le­ga­tions must be prop­erly in­ves­ti­gated and sus­pects taken to court. If any­one stole money, let it come out in the open. It must be clear how the cor­rup­tion was done and the cul­prits are pun­ished ac­cord­ingly, even if it means they go to jail.”

Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe said Zanu-PF was united and peo­ple should not lis­ten to me­dia re­ports al­leg­ing that there were di­vi­sions in

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