Zimbabweans are on their knees again as they pray for a new anti-graft commission

The knees of many Zimbabweans are most probably sore from constant prayer. As Zimbabweans pray for the nation to emerge from the grip of corruption that is sucking the nation under like quicksand.

When a whole Anti-Corruption Commission Quits En Masse, is that not a clear message that things are wrong in Zimbabwe?

The entire Anti-Corruption Commission, every single commissioner that President Mnangagwa appointed have resigned with immediate effect.

All commissioners have gone on leave

Chairman Job Whabira and the other commissioners stepped down on Thursday, this was said by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda in a statement handed to reporters in the capital, Harare.

“All commissioners have gone on leave pending the finalisation of their terminal benefits,” Sibanda said, without providing a reason for their resignations.

Zimbabwe is among the world’s 21 most corrupt countries, according to Transparency International, a Berlin-based anti-graft advocacy group.

Commissioners were corrupt

Meanwhile, the country’s secretary for information Nick Mangwana, said

“Government will use this opportunity to put in place a new commission that will re-energize the fight against corruption,”

It is understood that some of the commissioners have been accused of being corrupt and dabbling in Zanu-PF factional politics.

Some of them were viewed as sympathetic to former president Robert Mugabe and, therefore, “politically incorrect”.

Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the decision to restructure was reached after the “realisation that some of these institutions have negated on their mandate and hence we are trying to revive and achieve the vision set out by President Mnangagwa”.

On your knees again

The knees of Zimbabweans are now probably callused from kneeling in prayer for rampant corruption to end in the country.

Zimbabweans will once again be praying that once the new anti-corruption commission is set up this time may it conquer the spiritual battle, against corruption. Strong prayers should be offered for the political and physical battles for the new anti-graft commission to come up with tangible results that will result in arrests and convictions that have proper sentences not the Chombo 5 days in prison, nonsense that we witnessed a few days ago.

A ZBC report says President Mnangagwa will soon appoint a new chairman of ZACC in terms of Section 254 (1a) of the constitution of Zimbabwe Number 20.

Ineffective commission

Earlier this month, the ZACC commissioners were reportedly summoned by the president and advised that they had been ineffective and that the commission would be dissolved. The commissioners were reportedly involved in corruption themselves.

So, what’s next Zimbabwe? Will prayer help?

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