"Zanu-PF and this administration will never allow the party to be a haven of malcontents and criminals. I thus exhort party cadres and the citizenry at all levels in line with our national development agenda to be guarantors of a corruption-free Zimbabwe. Report all cases of corruption to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)," said President Mnangagwa addressing Zanu PF Politburo.
"As exponents of our party and its ideology, we must be alive to the clandestine machinations of our detractors, the G40 cabal and their sympathisers. This consortium is using social media, among other means to launch an onslaught on our country and party. These nay-sayers must be doomed to the political abyss once and for all, and must never be allowed to succeed," emphasised President Mnangagwa.
Soon after independence Mugabe passed the leadership code which set out to limit what the leaders could do and what wealth they could have. He used the code to blackmail his follow leaders as it was used to punish those Mugabe did not like whilst the rest, especially those who did his dirty work like Mnangagwa and the Gukurahundi murderers, were allowed to loot.
Everyone knows that Mnangagwa, Chiwenga, Sibusiso Moyo and many others in the Army and in government are the Godfathers of corruption ZACC cannot touch them. All this anti-graft drive is directed at the G40 members and the small fish.
Mugabe allow Zanu PF leaders to loot because that was the one thing that held the fractious party together. When Mugabe gave away the last former white owned farms, the last assets to give away, in the late 2010; the party started to fall apart.
Mugabe and his family led from the front when it came to looting. The family as amass farms, has bought property all over the world and their extravagant lifestyles is well documented.
As for the sprawling Blue Roof palatial mansion, the epoch of Zanu PF corruption, the regime’s answer to the Athenians’ Parthenon; Mugabe saw to it that everything was done in the name of Zanu PF. He was squeaky clean of all the lavish extravagant and waste given it was built at the at the expense of the nation’s rotting and decaying hospitals and schools.
It was only after his death that title deeds of the Blue Roof mansion was transferred from Zanu PF to the Mugabe family.
Mnangagwa is trying to dampening the expectations of all those Zanu PF leaders who have not benefited from the looting these last 40 years by pretending he is fighting to end corruption. No doubt there will be some Zanu PF cadres who will be gullible enough to buy that ignoring such scandals as the US$60 million Draxgate.
Mnangagwa and Zanu PF are losing their iron grip on power, the country’s worsening economic meltdown is putting the regime under increasing pressure to reform. The regime is going to turn up the violence against its critics and opponents and use whatever excuse to do so.
"The expression of solidarity by SADC member states to our country cannot be overemphasised. The Anti-Sanctions Day declared by SADC is upon us. We must therefore rally the nation on October 25, 2020, to call upon Britain and America to unconditionally lift the imposed illegal sanctions. I urge every party member to utilise available media platforms to call for the unconditional removal of these sanctions, indeed these sanctions must go,’’ continued Mnangagwa.
Some bad habits never ever die! Mnangagwa has vowed to stamp out corruption because he knows it is one of the major causes of the country’s economic meltdown. The other two problems are mismanagement and the lawlessness that has earned the country’s pariah state status.
The regime has blamed sanctions for the country’s economic woos only as an excuse.
Indeed, Mugabe dismissed the sanctions as an irritation that would have little effect on the country’s development. He launched his “Look East!” policy. As we know the country’s economic decline has continued regardless because Zimbabwe remained a pariah state which, not even the Chinese were prepared to bankroll the regime’s criminal waste of resources.
Only the other day, Mnangagwa himself was being defiant and stop whining about sanctions.
“Takaita masanctions edu atidzorera shure, asi ikozvino hatichafaniri kuramba tichichema namasanctions. Nezvatinazvo, tikabatana tinosimuka. Nyika yedu inosimuka. Matoona kuti tava nesolution in the area of agriculture and the area of food security. Tava nesolution nemasolutions in manufacturing.” (Sanctions have held us back but we must stop whining about sanctions. We must mobilise the resources we have, unite and we will prosper. We have solutions in agriculture and manufacturing.) he said.
So why he is asking party members and the whole SADC region to call for the lifting of sanctions on 25 October when he has solutions to sanctions problem, beggars belief.
Of course, Mnangagwa knows that as long as Zimbabwe remains a pariah state the country’s economic meltdown will only get worse. And it is getting worse!
Zimbabwe was already in the middle a serious economic and political crisis before the corona virus outbreak. The pandemic has been overlaid on top of the existing national problems turning the crisis into a tragedy of Biblical proportion.
Whilst it is clear that Zanu PF has no clue how to revive the national economy it is also equally clear that the regime is determined to stay in power, damn the consequences. We must not forget that Zanu PF would rather burn down the whole country than see someone else rule it.
If Mnangagwa and Zanu PF are not allowed to rule then they will make country ungovernable. Such is the ever-present peril, the sword of Damocles, that has hang over the nation’s head.
Indeed, looking at the sorry state of Zimbabwe’s economy and the political paralysis after 40 years of corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF rule; the party has already gone a long way in achieving its objective to burning down the country. If nothing is done to end the Zanu PF dictatorship, the regime will drag the nation over the edge into the abyss of chaos, instability and civil war comparable to that in Libya and Syria.