Mangwana Says Zimbabweans Have The Same DNA of Corruption

Mangwana said this at a public meeting that was organised by the Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) and was discussing on identifying why public office bearers where reluctant to disclose their assets publicly.

“The reason why corruption in Zimbabwe is failing to come to an end is that Zimbabweans behave the same .Corruption is not a Zanu (PF) or an MDC issue since it involves everyone. It will not end soon because Zimbabweans carry that same DNA of wanting to benefit over nothing. There is not a single country in the world that doesn’t have corruption,” said Mangwana.

Mangwana also added that Zanu (PF) had done everything it can to fight corruption since coming into power and accused the MDC of being corrupt.

“Zanu (PF) has been fighting corruption and the funny part is that corruption is rife within the MDC. Most councils being run by MDC have corrupt councilors that have been fired for indulging in corrupt activities’.

However, CAC director Terry Mutsvanga dismissed the assumptions by Mangwana saying that it wasn’t an issue of DNA amongst Zimbabweans but there was need for greater political will.

“The fight against corruption is something that requires greater political will. It is not that Zimbabweans share the same DNA, but there is need for serious political will that pushes for stiffer legislation against offenders. In other countries, corruption levels are very low as a result of strict punitive laws that are enforced upon offenders and this discourages corruption, “said Mutsvangwa.