NORTON’s legislator Temba Mliswa has called on the government to speed up the arrest and prosecution of those implicated in corruption.
Mliswa also says President Mnangagwa must appoint him Minister of anti-Corruption as he will do the job which he says Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has failed to do.
Mliswa said ZANU-PF is full of land barons and gold barons which were stalling progress in key economic sectors.
Said Mliswa: “It’s common knowledge that ZANU-PF is responsible for the creation of land and gold barons. They’ve been ruling since 1980 and it’s unfair of them not to own up. ED Mnangagwa is loved by more people out of the party than in and it’s time he reshuffled Cabinet and got rid of the corrupt.
“When you have a Parliamentary portfolio committee full of gold barons who lead makorokoza, can you see it representing ordinary people’s rights and wishes?
“How will it run Independently when the Chair funds a trip for it to SA? Why doesn’t it call people to answer for the deaths of illegal miners?”
Mliswa also said tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira was removed from the labour Ministry by former President Robert Mugabe because she was corrupt with her handling of NSSA funds.
“Let’s hope those handling the NSSA audit report don’t try implicate Patrick Zhuwao as he was only a Minister for a short time and didn’t make any transactions.
“The housing developments were during Mupfumira’s tenure and she was removed by Robert Mugabe because of corruption and scandals.
“One thing about the “G40” faction was that they had files on everyone! Let’s use their files to weed out the corrupt and call a spade a spade so that we can freely focus on rebuilding the country.”
President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday chided Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi in public, accusing him of poorly executing his duties.
Mnangagwa made the remarks while officially opening the new Labour Court building constructed by the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC) in Harare.
“The Minister of Justice, who also chair the inter-ministerial taskforce in Parliament is relaxing; don’t relax,” Mnangagwa said. “I am disappointed that corruption cases are not moving. I implore all those who play a mammoth role in dealing with corruption cases to remain steadfast and deal with the cases,” he added.
Ziyambi, who also chairs the inter-ministerial taskforce in Parliament, was told to pull up his socks and be vigilant as Mnangagwa lamented the pace at which corruption cases were being handled.
Mnangagwa said his government was alive to the challenges being faced by the courts, but said he was not happy by the pace at which corruption matters were being executed. The President added that government will not interfere with the decisions of the court, but strive to respect the principle of separation of powers.