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Mugabe, wife fingered in corruption

19 September 2012, 16:23

Cape Town - President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have been named among 56 Zimbabweans - mostly Zanu-PF bigwigs - implicated in corrupt activities which have fleeced the country of billions of dollars at the expense of the general populace, NewsDay reported on Wednesday.

Quoting a report by the Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT), NewsDay said Mugabe and the Zanu-PF elite were also cited for poor leadership.

ACT said all the cases should be reopened, investigated, and all culprits prosecuted.

"I do not understand why the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Attorney-General's Office have been consistently refusing to investigate and prosecute senior government officials, their families, friends and associates implicated in corruption," said ACT regional co-ordinator Munyaradzi Chaumba.

"The impression created is that they are above the law. All these cases should be investigated or else we are going to compel them to do so through the courts of law," he said, adding that people implicated should not be allowed to participate in future elections until they were cleared.

Mugabe was implicated in the Z$7bn Harare airport expansion deal in 1999, the report said, while Grace Mugabe was fingered in the VIP housing project in 1995 when she, alongside top Zanu-PF hawks, allegedly grabbed houses meant for low-earning civil servants in the "pay-for your-house scheme".

Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said he needed to see the report before he could comment on the document.

- News24


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