Walter Mzembi Hails ED For Firing Old ZACC, Adds "That Was Not Enough"
Exiled former Tourism Minister, Dr Walter Mzembi has praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for dissolving the old Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) saying that it was compromised.
Mzembi, however, believes that more action could have been taken against the former ZACC officials who were dismissed over corruption allegations.
He posted on Twitter after Mnangagwa had told an anti-corruption event organised by the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC), in conjunction with Zacc and the Transparency International Zimbabwe (TI-Z) to commemorate the Anti-Corruption Day symposium why he dissolved the commission. Mzembi said:
On point @edmnangagwa but can their investigations over their tenure be reviewed? We appealed over their corrupt conduct when we were still together in Cabinet to no avail. How is their partisan work sustained to date?
Thank you @edmnangagwa for firing the old ZACC, but bring them to book based on information I submitted both at the High Court and in a letter to you, and many others will submit, incarceration of colleagues based on this was wrong too.
Mzembi is not the first to call for action on corruption as Mnangagwa’s critics have questioned ZACC’s commitment to fighting corruption.
Mzembi who is in exile stands accused of corruptly abusing office during his tenure as Tourism Minister.