Zimbos too scared to report graft, survey

via Zimbos too scared to report graft, survey  NewZimbabwe 07/05/2015

WHILE Zimbabweans are of the belief that corruption is on the rise in the country, they are afraid of confronting the scourge or reporting it, a survey by renowned think-tanks Mass Public Opinion Institute and Afrobarometer, has revealed.

The survey carried out in the later part of 2014 also shows that Zimbabweans are dissatisfied with government efforts to combat graft.

“Majority of adult Zimbabweans believe the level of corruption in the country has increased over the past year. Coupled with this is the public sentiment by a large majority that the Government is doing poorly in its fight against the corruption scourge. Further, for a variety of reasons including fear of adverse consequences, incidents of corruption are underreported,” the report said.

Among key findings on the matter, are that about two thirds of citizens agree government is doing badly in its efforts to fight corruption seen as a key issue in the decision by international investors to keep out of the country.

“More than two-thirds of adult Zimbabweans (68%) believe the level of corruption has increased ‘somewhat’ or ‘a lot’ over the past year.

“The government gets poor marks in its handling of the corruption scourge. Up to 80% say government is doing ‘badly’ or ‘very badly’ in fighting corruption; only 17% give the government good grades, saying it has performed ‘very well’ or ‘fairly well’ in combating the vice,” the survey said.

According to the report Zimbabweans are afraid of reporting corruption.

“A quarter (25%) of survey respondents are apprehensive about reporting incidents of corruption because of consequences,” said Afrobarometer and MPOI.

Most state institutions in Zimbabwe have in the past few years consistently appeared on international think tanks lists of most corrupt state agencies among them the police and the central vehicle inspectorate.

According to the report Afro barometer team in Zimbabwe, led by Mass Public Opinion Institute, interviewed 2,400 adult Zimbabweans in November 2014 with a margin of error of +/-2% at a 95% confidence level.

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    “The government gets poor marks in its handling of the corruption scourge. Up to 80% say government is doing ‘badly’ or ‘very badly’ in fighting corruption; only 17% give the government good grades, saying it has performed ‘very well’ or ‘fairly well’ in combating the vice,” the survey said.

    Kkkkk. Now how can one reconcile this survey were over 80% Zimboz site very poor performance by Mugabe-government & one were same majority express much confidence in the same Mugabe who is CEO of a pathetically performing government? Isn’t this contradictory?

    Anyway, a survey is just a survey it can give us anything.

    Zvakaongofanana nomumwe murume ainzi Alias Musakwa wekumusha kwedu. Murume uyu rimwe gore aida kuita MP; saka poga-poga paaita musangano wecampaign nyama nedoro vanhu vaisiya. Nokudaro, nezhara yenyama nedoro takatanga kutomuteverera pose pose paanoita musangano tichimupa mazita akasiyana siyana. Iye akasumudza dundundu achiti ndahwinha. Come election, imi wee; mai vake nomukadzi wake chete ndovakamuvhotera.

    Saka survey yaizoti kudini pamurume uyu before election? Nokuti kuvungana kwavanhu parally inotovavo survey – asi chaita kuti vavungane hapana nagachiziva. Zvimwe chete neshanduro dzinopiwa pamivhunzo yemaGuestionnaires emasurvey.

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      …”Zvakaongofanana nomumwe murume ainzi Alias Musakwa wekumusha kwedu. Murume uyu rimwe gore aida kuita MP; saka poga-poga paaita musangano wecampaign nyama nedoro vanhu vaisiya. Nokudaro, nezhara yenyama nedoro takatanga kutomuteverera pose pose paanoita musangano tichimupa mazita akasiyana siyana. Iye akasumudza dundundu achiti ndahwinha. Come election, imi wee; mai vake nomukadzi wake chete ndovakamuvhotera.

      Saka survey yaizoti kudini pamurume uyu before election? Nokuti kuvungana kwavanhu parally inotovavo survey – asi chaita kuti vavungane hapana nagachiziva. Zvimwe chete neshanduro dzinopiwa pamivhunzo yemaGuestionnaires emasurvey.”…..Uhhh, say what?

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    Msizeni silwelani 7 years ago

    Zimbos too involved to report graft, it should read. There is no longer business or work ethics in our land. Its either corruption or fraud (paying for services you supposed to get for free). Scared to break from the tradition, it sustains our flea market economy.

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    Jones 7 years ago

    ‘graft increased in the past’ what nonsense – since independence we hacve failed to arrest corruption and part of that is the mess we are today. Think why the country was put under Esap by IMF -it was because of such, we know that don’t we.

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    Tinomunamataishe 7 years ago

    Its also because the people involved in the corruption are also the big guys. If you report corruption you are more likely to be persecuted yourself.

    Corruption starts at the very top starting with Robert Mugabe and dripping down to the bottom.

    In the police force it also starts with the Commissioners going down to the constable at the roadblock.