Mnangagwa Threatens To “Clean Up” MDC Alliance Run Councils
21 September 2020

Paul Nyathi

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened to unleash the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) to sniff out corrupt elements in all councils led by Nelson Chamisa’s MDC Alliance.

Mnangagwa on Friday told the central committee of his ruling Zanu-PF party that he would soon order “a clean-up” of all corrupt elements in the MDC Alliance dominated local authorities.

Heads have already started rolling at Harare City Council, where Zacc has arrested former mayor Herbert Gomba, several other councillors and managers over illegal land deals.

On Wednesday, the anti-graft body descended on Bulawayo to conduct a similar probe.

“If you look at the City of Harare, the rot is so deep, corruption is so deep and as I have said, the second republic is resolute in fighting corruption,” Mnangagwa said.

“Currently, the rot coming out of Harare is going to be cleaned up. All institutions in the country must remain upright and those who fail to do so, the hand of Zacc will catch up with you.”

He added: “These cities have their own councils running them. They are under the MDC Alliance and they are supposed to be providing service delivery. People are suffering and the people who are suffering are Zimbabweans, the people who are suffering are ZanuPF.”