Some ZANU PF officials who are reportedly involved in underhand dealings are said to have been shaken by the anti-corruption campaign that has so far seen the arrest of two senior government officials who were previously considered sacred.
These remarks follow the arrest of former Ministers of Tourism and Transport, Priscah Mupfumira and Joram Gumbo, respectively, over corruption allegations.
The duo was considered very close allies of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and many thought they would always be protected. Speaking to the Daily News, an unnamed source said:
Many compromised chefs (bigwigs) are alarmed by the arrest of two senior ministers so far who were considered untouchables until now … and it hasn’t helped matters that both were on the contentious list of alleged corrupt party officials which was announced by the youth league in June.
Reports suggest that Mnangagwa recently met with the ZANU PF Youth League and resolved to make a move on more senior government and party officials who were involved in underhand dealings.
Meanwhile, some analysts say that the arrests are not enough as the accused would soon be released after the state “fails to present supporting evidence”.