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President declares zero tolerance to dishonesty
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