via Mugabe fumes against corruption February 15, 2014 By Paidamoyo Muzulu NewsDay
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday repeated his threats that those implicated in corruption should face the full wrath of the law.
He said this at a Zanu PF extraordinary politburo meeting. His calls come in the wake of divergent views among his top lieutenants Vice-President Joice Mujuru and Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa on the handling of corruption and mega salaries in the parastatals and local authorities.
Sources said Mugabe was livid about the actions of those implicated and called for stern measures to be taken against all involved.
“Mugabe was angry with corruption and urged decisive action to be taken against those found guilty,” the source said.
Mugabe’s comments bring to closure the matter in an amicable manner without any recriminations against his lieutenants who were slugging it out in the media.
Zanu PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo refused to give a comment to NewsDay last night.
“You should have come to the briefing soon after the politburo meeting,” Gumbo said tersely.
The meeting also heard briefings from Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti on the state of the floods in the Lowveld and Mujuru on corruption.
Sources said the meeting was meant to bridge the widening fissures between the Mujuru and Mnangagwa camps that are eyeing to take over from Mugabe, who turns 90 next week, if he resigns or retires.
Mujuru earlier this week caused a storm when she attacked the media claiming that reports on corruption were being sponsored by the country’s detractors.
She alleged there were some people in Zanu PF who were determined to destroy the party from within.