via Mujuru must resign and face probe: MDC-T 10/02/2014 by Moses Chibaya NewZimbabwe
ACTING President Joyce Mujuru must resign for condoning corruption in government and State-owned enterprises and should also be investigated, mainstream MDC said Monday.
In a press statement MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said his party is “extremely disgusted and outraged” over the utterances by Mujuru that the ongoing exposure of corruption by the press is the work of “the country’s detractors”.
“The Zanu PF government must resign over this corruption. Vice President Mujuru must resign for condoning corruption and she must be investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Police to find out what has motivated her to make these threatening utterances,” reads part of the statement.
“We call upon the people of Zimbabwe to stage a massive demonstration against this corruption. We demand to know what is going on in the diamond industry because that is exactly where a lot of corruption was done by Zanu PF and state officials.”
Mujuru was quoted by the State-owned Herald newspaper saying the ongoing public exposure of the pay rot at the paralysed State enterprises was the work of subversive elements trying to destroy Zanu PF and its government from within.
“It is now clear to the people of Zimbabwe who their real enemy is. We call upon the people of Zimbabwe to stage a massive demonstration against this corruption. We demand to know what is going on in the diamond industry because that is exactly where a lot of corruption was done by Zanu PF and state officials,” Mwonzora said.
The MDC spokesman said the utterances by Mujuru are calculated to threaten the press from reporting on corruption by Zanu PF officials.
“It is a fact that these economic saboteurs who have been bleeding the country dry by awarding themselves obscene salaries and benefits are all well-known members of Zanu PF. We suspect that most of them are from the Mujuru faction of Zanu PF.
“In the past the same corrupt officials have attended Zanu PF fundraising functions making generous donations to the party. Therefore indirectly Vice President Mujuru has been a recipient of this corrupt money hence her attempt to gag the press,” reads the statement.
For the past two months the media has been flooded with headlines of parastatals bosses who are awarding themselves larger amounts of money.