via Zimbabwe among the most corrupt countries: TI | The Source December 4, 2013
Zimbabwe gained six places to 157 out of 177 countries among the most corrupt countries in the world in the latest ranking by global watchdog, Transparency International in its 2013 index which shows that bribery and abuse of power remains a scourge in most societies around the world.
The southern African nation is perceived to be highly corrupt, after scoring 21 points in the 2013 index out of a possible 100. It scored 20 points in 2012.
Zimbabwe set up an anti-corruption commission in 2011 but the terms of its office bearers expired in August and its chief executive Ngonidzashe Gumbo is in jail, facing charges of defrauding the commission of $435 000. Gumbo denies the charges.
African countries make up more than half of the most corrupt in the world and Zimbabwe is among the 10 most egregious ahead of Eritrea, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia.
Botswana remains the least corrupt on the continent after improving its ranking to 30 from 65 in 2012.
More than 90 percent of the countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region scored below 50.