By Patience Chipembere
Opposition MDC Alliance said recent events have demonstrated that Zanu PF and Central Government are the centre of corruption.
The party Secretary for local government Sesel Zvidzai said anti-corrupt body and Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) must urgently investigate Local Government Minister July Moyo who is reportedly to have awarded a tender to a company linked to him .
It has been recently reported that Moyo is entangled in a corruption scandal.
“It is alleged that Moyo awarded a US$9 million contract to supply water pumps to the city of Harare without going to tender, ” Zvidzai said Monday.
“This latest grand act of grand corruption scandal demonstrates that Minister July Moyo, central government to source the equipment and Zanu PF are at the centre of the corruption crisis in local authorities.”
“It has further comet to our attention that Chiredzi Town Council has also been forced to procure generators and other equipment procedurally from persons who are connected to the Minister.”
“We condemn these corrupt acts as they lead to the delivery of substandard equipment, siphoning of taxpayers money and perpetuate the capture of local authorities by central government.”
Zvidzai added, “We call upon the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the National Prosecuting Authority to urgently investigate Minister Moyo and hold him to account for his corrupt conduct that’s is prejudicing taxpayers and citizens who will as a result, be deprived of quality service delivery.”
Moyo’s US$9.3 million corruption scandal follows the recent arrests of Zanu PF land barons, Frederick Mabamba and Smelly Dube.