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corruption at Chitungwiza town council in Zimbabwe - government
urged to recover all stollen assets and confiscate ill-gotten wealth
Trust of Southern Africa
Africa is disturbed by the revelations of mass-scale and systematic
looting of resources by Local Councillors of the Chitungwiza Town
Council in Zimbabwe. The Councillors have been implicated in illegal
and corrupt sale of housing stands and the rampant barter exchange
of housing stands for vehicles. ACT-Southern Africa is calling upon
the Government of Zimbabwe to take action against the culprits and
facilitate stolen assets recovery and confiscation of ill-gotten
On the 10th
day of February 2010, ACT-Southern Africa petitioned the Right Hon.
Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai to
take action against all those implicated in this mass-scale looting
and abuse of power, office and authority in a transparent and open
the situation, Mr. Alouis Munyaradzi Chaumba, the Interim President
of ACT-Southern Africa- Zimbabwe Chapter said. "One of the
problems in our midst is that politicians use politics to gain power
and authority that they always abuse for personal enrichment. Just
looking around not only in Zimbabwe, you will see politicians who
are now driving expensive cars, putting on expensive clothes, running
businesses and acquiring properties which contrasts their situations
before election into power. They should be reminded that they have
been elected to serve the people who elected them into power and
nothing else." He says.
The steps that
will be taken by the Government of Zimbabwe will either encourage
or discourage corruption in Zimbabwe. All those implicated in corruption
should be punished severely and even much more severe because of
the fact that they were supposed to be role models.
Hon. Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and relevant authorities are strongly
encouraged to take action in this case. In fact, our stance as ACT-Southern
Africa is that the government must take action and if not we are
all prepared to force the government to comply through other means.
Gone are the years and times when the people watch countries being
destroyed" says Mr. Chaumba
Africa's letter to the Office of the Prime Minister was served
and a response has not yet been received.
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