The MDC Alliance yesterday accused the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) of lacking independence and political will to investigate “chronic” corruption, adding that it should be disbanded.
MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere told journalists that ZACC was failing to execute its mandate, hence the Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo-led commission should be dissolved. She said;
ZACC should be disbanded if it does not have the capacity and the political will to investigate the chronic corruption that is killing us, if it cannot act independently, of course, this must be part of a raft of wider political reforms as we repeatedly demand in the MDC Alliance.
Mahere said the Auditor-General’s report that was released recently showed massive looting of national resources and citizens demand accountability. She said:
On corruption, the (2019) Auditor-General’s report has come out and it tells a sad and ongoing tale of looting.
It is the citizens that pay the price of looting and so we demand answers and urgent investigations into the outcome of that report.
Citizens bear the brunt of bad governance, so we demand accountability. Corruption is killing us.
Mahere also condemned the ongoing demolitions of illegal structures in Harare Metropolitan Province, saying they are being spearheaded by “a heartless and illegitimate regime.” She said:
Operation Murambatsvina 2 is a stark reminder of the unquestionable fact that Zanu PF is against the people, it is at war with the people and it does not have the people at heart.
The MDC Alliance official further called for the urgent repeal of Statutory Instrument 127 of 2021 which she said: “creates an artificial exchange rate.”