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Zimbabwe MPs want Mnangagwa summoned over corruption

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwean lawmakers want President Emmerson Mnangagwa to appear before the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to respond to allegations of high-level corruption raised by the auditor-general, according to reports monitored here on Thursday.

The reports quoted firebrand opposition member of parliament Themba Mliswa as saying Mnangagwa should be appear before the PAC to face questions on lack of action on corruption allegations and other issues raised by Auditor General Mildred Chiri. 

Mliswa said Mnangagwa should give details about his government’s failure to rein in some state officials, including ministers, linked to corruption.

“We expect the president to be called to come face questions on what is happening in his government. His soldiers are busy stuffing their pockets with public funds,” Mliswa is quoted as saying.

He said “some parliamentarians are scared about summoning the president over issues raised by the Auditor General.”

Mliswa is the chairperson of the African Parliamentarians Against Corruption, an anti-corruption group, which wants the Zimbabwean government to be probed over unaccounted funds amounting to billions of dollars as per the AG Mildred Chiri’s latest report.

In her report released last year, Chiri said some ministries are failing to account for millions of dollars and indications are that they are not willing to do so in the near future.

PAC chairperson Brian Dube concurred with Mliswa, saying Mnangagwa should “tell citizens what is going on in his government.”

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