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Ministers are shameless thieves: Zanu PF MP

By Tendai Kamhungira

Gokwe-Nembudziya Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena has sensationally claimed that some ministers in President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet are corrupt, labelling them “shameless thieves”.

Justice Mayor Wadyajena seen here in Parliament
Justice Mayor Wadyajena seen here in Parliament

This comes after the just-turned 93 years leader recently said no corruption evidence had been tendered against any of his officials.

Wadyajena made the claims while responding to Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary general Raymond Majongwe, who had posted a picture of the latest Land Rover Range Rover on Twitter, which he said should not be shown to Zimbabwean ministers, otherwise the country would be plunged into more debt.

“Very correct, some of the ministers are completely corrupt, hopelessly incompetent and shameless thieves. Cry my beloved country!” Wadyajena said.

Despite Mugabe saying there is no evidence to prove the corruption, the worrying concerns over graft are on the back of Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko recently saying Mugabe’s Cabinet is full of thieves, while youth leader Kudzai Chipanga has also said ministers have misplaced priorities.

Zimbabwe is ranked 150 out of 168 countries, according to the Transparency International 2015 Corruption Perception Index.

The corruption watchdog has warned that corruption has infiltrated public and private institutions.

Speaking on his 93rd birthday interview, Mugabe said: “We only hear so and so is corrupt. Well, this could be the case. Perhaps the big fish might also be capable of hiding their corruption. I don’t know. Or are people afraid to come out and even come to us and say so and so steals such amounts and we investigate that.”

“For now we only hear big fish, big fish, big fish. People were in the habit of accusing the others of being corrupt with no evidence. I will investigate but I don’t want political attacks as it were…if there is evidence, we will pursue that evidence and certainly we will deal with the persons,” he said.

Last year, the Judicial Service Commission launched an anti-corruption programme dubbed Against Corruption Together (Act) that involved stakeholders, the Law Society of Zimbabwe, National Prosecuting Authority, the Attorney General’s office, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services, Justice ministry, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and the Zimbabwe Republic Police in a bid to deal with corruption. Daily News

  • ‘Some’?

  • Then he should resign

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  • Feel the burn

  • Mayor should start by explaining were his wealth is coming from.

    We have heard storied of underhand fuel dealings in which his company Mayor Logistics are implicated

    • Asati ataura kuti ma ministers imbavha why were you quiet? Trying to blackmail him?

    • Whats wrong with questioning Mayor’s integrity?

    • Chenhamo uri dambudziko sezita rako ure so defensive wen we come to zanu pf waunofunga kuti achakavharika zvekukona kuziva humhondi nehumbavha hwamugabe nema minister ake ndiani, ure jst wasting ur tym bhoko and acording to ur own statement yekuti “zanu haina kwainoenda “my friend zvinhu zvakachinja vanhu havachatya and havachade wanzwa chimbwasungata chabobo

    • CourageThrowing insults of Facebook is no sign of Courage

  • he is better than the rest of Zanu pf ministers.he challenges them openly.i think he is a good young man with a vision.they should take over from Mugabe.fresh young and educated

  • he dug his own grave

  • Minister Gokwe ndizvo

  • Chikiti

    What is he doing in a team of thieves, doesn’t he know that by just being in Zanu pf, you become wrong by default