Harare- Black empowerment lobby group, the Zimbabwe Economic Empowerment Council (ZEEC) has accused the inclusive government of fueling rampant corruption during its four-year lifespan.
Speaking at a press conference held in the capital today, ZEEC President and Hurungwe West MP, Themba Mliswa said GNU heightened corruption in government hence should be eradicated.
Mliswa added that the MDC-T lost the battle in the 2013 harmonised elections because they were too reluctant to act against corruption and ended up being part of it.“MDC-T lost victory because they enjoyed corruption and forgot to campaign,” he said.
He further said that Zimbabwe needed a strong anti-graft body that could eradicate the corruption that the government of national unity had brought.
“The only thing that Zimbabwe needs right now is a strong anti-corruption body that will eradicate this corruption,” he said.
Mliswa added that there was no need for President Robert Mugabe to pass on the leadership to other people who he described as politically immature and “uneducated”.
“Definitely if there was someone to receive the baton he would have handed it over. I have no interest of receiving the baton because I am only in politics for just five years, then after that I will start a church. That’s my prayer to God,
“The baton stick will not be passed on to you if you are not in the game,” he said.
Mliswa said the MDC-T’s strong urban base had fooled them into campaigning in those areas only while Zanu-PF concentrated on people at the grassroots and therefore won the vote. He said this explains why most farms are owned by Zanu-PF officials and supporters.
The newly elected Hurungwe West legislator said he believes the new government would meet the needs of the people by creating an enabling environment for economic development.
“We believe the new government will introduce policies that seek to incorporate the small to medium enterprises in the mainstream economy by assisting them with equipment and capital,” he said.
Mliswa said he is confident the incoming government would be more vibrant and meet the people’s expectations.