Politics

We Must Start Seeing People Being Jailed For Corruption: SK Moyo

Zanu-PF spokesperson Simon Khaya-Moyo has said government must be serious about the issue of corruption instead of paying lip service to the scourge.

“It is time we start seeing people going to jail for corruption. This will ensure investors take us seriously as a country.

“The number of those arrested suggests that we are doing well, but the convictions are really worrying.

“It seems as if the system is corrupt and we must deal with that. We have been wailing for too long and we must start to deal with issues and not focus on tissues,” Simon Khaya Moyo was quoted by a weekly paper.

Despite on anti-corruption after another, successive Zanu PF governments have failed to secure one high-ranking conviction on corruption.

Former energy minister Samuel Undenge was convicted for abuse of office involving US$20,000 last year, but he challenged his incarceration at the courts.

A new anti-corruption body is being put in place and will be headed by Justice Loyce Matanda-Moyo.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently bemoaned corruption in the police serviced, the prosecution as well as the judiciary arms of the government.

Zimbabwe is rated among the worst in the world in terms of corruption in both public and private sectors.

 

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