Zanu-PF legislator Joseph Chinotimba has said all corrupt Zanu-PF and government officials who dabble in shaddy activists should be prosecuted without fear.
Without mentioning names, Chinotimba told parliament on Tuesday that any corrupt official should not be protected.
Below is his contribution as recorded by the parliamentary Hansard :
“My point of order is that the President and the ruling party are not corrupt people and neither do they promote corruption.
” We realise that in other countries like South Africa, people like Zuma are having to account for the corrupt activities they did.
” We as ZANU-PF or you as the Chair are not supposed to protect a person engaged in corruption from being brought to book.
“A person should face the consequences of his actions.
“Madam Speaker, I am not through with my point of order. The men and women who fought in the liberation struggle did not go to war so that one person could benefit.
“What we want in this august House as Hon. Members, …
“Let me finish off. I want to finish off Madam.
” We asked the Leader of the House on what the policy says concerning corruption and he said that no one is above the law.
” So, if no one is above the law, then let those corrupt people be brought to book and speak for themselves.
“What we do not want when we leave this august House is to be accused of protecting our people. We do not want to hear that we are protecting corrupt people.
“If I am the one who has engaged in corrupt activities, if Chinotimba has been corrupt, then let the nation know that Chinotimba is corrupt. Even the army also noted yesterday that corruption is now a cancer and we want those people engaged in corruption to be brought to book. Thank you”.
This week , the Zimbabwe National Army voiced concern over corruption in Zimbabwe by government officials saying it has become a security threat.