ZANU PF politburo member Sikhanyiso Ndlovu has bemoaned corruption in the country especially among his party colleagues, saying the scourge threatened to destroy the former liberation movement.
Addressing members of the Bulawayo Press Club on Saturday, Ndlovu, who is also the Zanu PF Bulawayo political head, said corruption had reached alarming levels among Zanu PF members.
“When we were in the war, we never thought that some of our colleagues would turn out to be so corrupt,” Ndlovu said.
‘The looting; the corruption is so much so alarming to an extent that it leaves you wondering what one would be thinking. You wonder how they consume their loot and keep on looting. This corruption is a cancer that can destroy Zanu PF if it is not stopped. We should stop it now.”
Zanu PF leader President Robert Mugabe has on several occasions threatened to ensure the culprits were charged and jailed, but most suspects, especially those connected to the ruling party, have gone scot free.
Shocking cases of widespread corruption have been exposed at several State institutions, including the public broadcaster, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Air Zimbabwe, among others.
A recent survey by Transparency International rated Zimbabwe as among the most corrupt nations in southern Africa.
According to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, the country was losing billions of dollars to corruption annually.