by MARCUS MUSHONGA
HARARE, (CAJ News) –RULING party youths and liberation war veterans have embarked on a name-and-shame campaign to rid Zimbabwe of corrupt government officials.
The first casualty is Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Prisca Mupfumira.
She was arrested last Thursday and spent the weekend in prison on seven counts of criminal abuse of public office involving the plunder of US$95 million (R1,35 billion) National Social Security Authority (NSSA) funds for pensioners and development.
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZAAC) chief prosecutor, Michael Reza, has opposed Mupfumira’s bail application arguing she would use her position as minister to interfere with ongoing investigations.
She remains in custody.
Lewis Matutu, ZANU-PF deputy youth league secretary, said the crusade against corrupt officials would continue.
He said they had compiled a list of alleged corrupt government and ruling party bigwigs.
“It is time for people to realise that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is serious about the issue of corruption,” Matutu said.
Pupurai Togarepi, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators’ Association (ZILWACO) chairperson, applauded the youths’ stance against corruption.
Togarepi said they had also compiled a list of corrupt government and ZANU-PF officials.
“Most of the people in the party are on the list and in the next few coming days we will name and shame them,” Togarepi said.
– CAJ News