Mugabe told to declare own assets first

via Mugabe told to declare own assets first – New Zimbabwe 22/09/2015

THE African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption has reportedly demanded that President Robert Mugabe declare his assets first before making it mandatory for all public officials in Zimbabwe to do so.

This comes a week after Mugabe, 91, said his government will introduce a law in Zimbabwe’s Parliament that requires senior officials to declare assets as part of measures to tackle corruption.

The network works to involve all regional parliamentarians in the fight against corruption.

“The scourge of corruption continues to rear its ugly head at all levels of our society,” Mugabe was quoted as saying at the official opening of Parliament last week.

A code of conduct will be put in place, in terms of which all high-level public office holders shall be required to disclose their assets upon assumption of office or to declare their interests on matters that may create scope for conflict of interest,” Mugabe said.

Zimbabwe was ranked 156 out of 174 countries on last year’s Transparency International index, which measures public perceptions of corruption in public institutions.

According to reports, chairperson of the network Willias Madzimure said Mugabe must lead by example and declare his assets first as did his counterpart Namibian President Hage Geingob and wife Monica Geingob last year.

“This is just talk for publicity’s sake. Mugabe has been talking of corruption over and over again and issues of a code of conduct are not new… There is no seriousness to fight corruption and I can bet my last dollar that the National Code of Corporate Governance Bill will not be crafted by 2018,” Madzimure was quoted as saying.

Critics and the opposition accuse Mugabe of turning a blind eye to graft, especially among his close allies and ministers, and say endemic corruption is one of the reasons foreign companies are not investing in Zimbabwe.

Western media claims that the veteran leader is a billionaire, having creamed off the country’s coffers over the 34 years he has led Zimbabwe.

His wife, Grace, however, claims the nonagenarian is the world’s poorest leader.

Mugabe and his family own what is thought to be one of the largest integrated dairy enterprises in southern Africa.

They also own a $20m mansion in the posh Borrowdale suburb of Harare.

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    Tjingababili 5 years ago

    ZIMBABWEs Zillionnaire! From the bush to bucks! Congrats!

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    Tiger Shona 5 years ago

    And to make sure we get an honest answer, we should be a lower to bring in independent investigators to verify the declared figures by these Zanu Politicons.
    Would like to see Obert Mpofu’s declaration! !!

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    abd'Allah ibn turab 5 years ago

    Didn’t they already try this back in the 1980s when they talked about a “Leadership Code”?
    And how did that turn “Leadership Code” thing work out?

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    Tinomunamataishe 5 years ago

    There is no sincerity in all this. There is no way Mugabe and his inner group will declare their ill gotten assets. It will expose corruption.

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    Trebor Ebagum 5 years ago

    Remind that dessicated cow Grace of Iron Mask farm….among the 14 top-of-the-line farms she and her hubby stole.

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    harper 5 years ago

    Grace is quite right – he is the world’s poorest leader.

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    Pple of Zim must stop listening to Mugabe and prepare for a final push 2018 and unite all the bad pple and the good pple ,witches ,christians together and push this Zanu Pf out of our lifes for good.

    And let us stop talking about him as if his father Zimbabwe we all know that he’s waiting for his DEATH day and nothing else

    For Grace ohhhhhhooooooooooo you better be praying for mercy to be upon you bcoz Prison is your new home after 2018.

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    didn’t he steal the farm….that farm does not belong to him…he is a thief…a property owner is someone who works hard all there life ..mubage is a thief that’s all I have to say