Chamisa urges arrests of big ‘sharks’

via Chamisa urges arrests of big ‘sharks’ April 9, 2014 Newsday by Veneranda Langa

KUWADZANA East MP Nelson Chamisa (MDC-T) yesterday said it was high time the country started to witness a whole government resigning and big “sharks and crocodiles” arrested for corruption.

Chamisa said this while contributing to a motion on corruption which was introduced in the National Assembly by Kambuzuma MP Willias Madzimure (MDC-T).

“Corruption has become a religion in this country and governments have to resign, ministers have to resign, and the nation must shake by making sure those that are corrupt at the top are dealt with,” Chamisa said.

“So, we should begin to see the big fatcats behind bars to explain the reasons why they were feeding when the nation was suffering.”

He said the defeat of the Ian Smith regime during the liberation struggle was not a defeat of whites, but a conquest  of a system that was corrupt.

Chamisa said it was saddening that the only people arrested for corruption were “small kapenta fish” with the big fish left to swim in the “ocean of corruption”.

“A fish rots from the top and there is no way it can rot from the tail. I want to ask  Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to explain why wherever someone is appointed minister they start growing fat. When there is a problem at a ministry, the topmost person must face the music,” he said.

Kwekwe Central MP Masango Matambanadzo (Zanu PF) opposed Chamisa’s assertions saying corruption started to take shape during the inclusive government where parastatal bosses gave themselves mega salaries.

“They (MDC-T) are saying big fish should fry yet their own big fish are already gone after they were voted out. You are trying to take advantage of this motion and campaign in this House,” Matambanadzo said.

MP for Hurungwe North Reuben Marumahoko (Zanu PF) said all mega earners had no cases to answer as their hefty salaries were negotiated and approved.

Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke (Zanu PF) differed with Marumahoko’s assertions saying the responsible culprits had fast-tracked their ascendancy as mega earners without board approval and needed to be dealt with as they siphoned public funds.

This was supported by Southerton MP Gift Chimanikire (MDC-T) who said houses and vehicles bought from proceeds of looting should be attached and auctioned.

Meanwhile, Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba (Zanu PF) yesterday blasted Parliament for failure to repair translation equipment resulting in MPs interested in debating in vernacular languages failing to contribute to debate.

The equipment has been down for three weeks now.

“Failure to repair this equipment by Parliament is the highest corruption.  We were born speaking Shona and Ndebele and this equipment should be repaired or the House adjourned until it is repaired,” Chinotimba said angrily.


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    How can you a criminal to arrest its self??

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    mujibha 8 years ago

    Chamisa, why do u waste your time by asking zanu pf to arrest zanu pf yet u know that its nog going to happen. You ask a corrupt police commissioner to arrest his corrupt boss(minister) i dlon’t see this happening. Ask yourself why r they afraid loosing power? Corruption.

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    Zimbabwe must find its voice. Our children’s future is being destroyed by selfish greedy bloodthirsty people. Start will petitions of millions of signatures calling for government to step down. Apply pressure without ceasing. Let them feel the heat of their sin. The people are suffering terribly. Rise up leaders and seek God’s wisdom. Stop all the cat fights amongst yourselves. You are being selfish. MT should give ZPF the middle finger, tell them to stick the house and move back into the trenches. Is a 4 million dollar house more important than God’s will and more important that 14 million suffering Zimbabweans? What has happened to us?

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    Nyoni 8 years ago


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    mujibha 8 years ago

    Forget abt 2018 we need to fight these idiots now. Why should we talk abt general election in 2018, yet we know the outcome already. It will be the same story, rigged election then we will wait for another five years.