No sacred cows in fight against corruption: VP Chiwenga

No sacred cows in fight against corruption: VP Chiwenga

No sacred cows in fight against corruption: VP Chiwenga

Source: No sacred cows in fight against corruption: VP Chiwenga | Sunday News (local news)

VP General Constantino Chiwenga (Rtd)

VP General Constantino Chiwenga (Rtd)

Munyaradzi Musiiwa, Midlands Correspondent
VICE-President Constantino Chiwenga has vowed to deal with corrupt Government and party officials decisively, adding that there will be no sacred cows.

Addressing thousands of villagers at a Mega Field Day at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Precabe Farm on the outskirts of Kwekwe on Thursday, where he was the guest of honour, VP Chiwenga said Zanu-PF and Government were fumigating itself from corrupt officials and would leave no stone unturned. He said corruption should not be tolerated and it was incumbent upon the Government to eradicate corruption and rebuild the economy.

“Let’s all shun corruption for the betterment of our country. Mhandu munhu asingade kuona vanhu vachifara. That’s why even in our national anthem we sing ‘tidzivirire kune mhandu dzose’. Such people are enemies of progress,” he said.

“If anyone is caught engaging in corruption he/she will be jailed no matter who they are. For example the Government gives people farming inputs and some farmers end up selling those farming inputs. That is wrong and we don’t want it,” he said.

VP Chiwenga also urged villagers to remain united as they move forward.

“As a nation we need to move forward and let the past be. So let’s all be united and stop fighting each other,” he said.

He urged miners to conserve the environment by reclaiming mining pits when they are done mining.

“Let’s conserve our environment. Don’t just mine and leave the place like that after getting your minerals. Make sure you reclaim those pits because not doing so is destroying our country. There is no other Zimbabwe that will be given to us once we destroy this country. We need to know that this country is the inheritance that we need to leave behind for our children and grandchildren,” he said.

The Vice-President encouraged villagers to emulate President Mnangagwa’s work as one of the successful farmers in Zimbabwe, a clear sign that he is an exemplary leader.

“Let’s go to our respective places and implement what we have learnt here at the President’s farm. Whether it’s in rural areas, in towns or in farms let’s go and put our land to good use,” he said.


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    Ndonga 3 months

    Very, very tough talk from our new VP when he threatens us honest people with, “No sacred cows in fight against corruption”

    Well he had better have a little chat with the new Greedy Grace Mugabe copycat in our midst…his wife Mary…and order her to stop stealing farms right now.

    Then he won’t be embarrassed and more important, sleeping in a cold bed, if our Government’s anti-corruption staff do their job and carry out his threat… and I quote… “If anyone is caught engaging in corruption he/she will be jailed no matter who they are”. (Perhaps he was even speaking indirectly to Mary with the “he/she” bit?)

    Why does this speech by our new VP remind me of Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, when Goebbels boasted, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”.

    Please then look out for future speeches by copycat Mary’s husband.

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    This is absurd!
    Since when does a CIC of the ZDF’s salary allow him to amass the millions that Chiwenga has. This man is one of the most corrupt men in Government. Check for yourselves Zimbabweans. Do you honestly believe that a General’s salary supports such a lifestyle.?
    How many houses does he own?
    How many industrial units does he own?
    How many farms does he own?
    All on the salary of a General?
    The problem is that Zimbabweans are so relieved to be rid of Mugabe that they will accept even the Devil himself as a better alternative. Well, in a years time when you’re still being beaten and abused, when your freedom of speech is curtailed, when the slightest dissension is met with beating or a bullet, then tell me I was wrong. I have predicted that Mnangagwa would come to power and I predict that unless all Zimbabweans come together and get rid of the whole rotten bunch of Government Ministers, Zimbabwe will continue as a failed State, Human Rights will not be tolerated and all you’ll inherit will be a failed Education system , a failed Health system and a rotten political system where corruption and fear is the order of the day. Remember Maitiro Chinja, Miles Anderson.

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    william mills 3 months

    The classic explanation for this line of talk is that it is ‘rhetoric’ which is defined as talk designed to make listeners (fools) feel a bit better whilst nothing changes anywhere concerning anything.