Anti-Corruption fight: Matutu, Tsenengamu clash over strategy

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  • The two are at loggerheads over need for dialogue
  • Matutu says focus is not on politics but corruption
  • Tsnengamu says dialogue ends polarisation and corruption

SUSPENDED former Zanu PF youth leaders are reportedly clashing over strategies to utilise in tackling corruption in the party, government and Zimbabwe at large.

Godfrey Tsenengamu, suspended Zanu PF youth league political commissar, last week held a press conference in Harare in the absence of Lewis Matutu, where he reportedly advised President Emmerson Mnangagwa to engage MDC president Nelson Chamisa in efforts to end corruption and the socio-economic crisis gripping the nation.

Matutu, however, interjected Tsenengamu, on his Facebook platform, saying the fight against corruption should never be politicised.

The fight against corruption and cartels will continue, but this must not be used by anybody as a political tool.

I am a cadre of the party, with no intentions to join any other political organisation.

There is no need to change the agenda; and I have no intentions to change the agenda,” Matutu said on his Facebook post.

Tsenengamu revealed that he and Matutu would employ the new organisation, Zimbabwe First Agenda, to push for dialouge between Chamisa and Mnangagwa next week (February 21).

There is need to challenge the two leaders’ unwillingness to meet and dialogue since they are directly responsible for the economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe,” Tsenengamu said.

The solution to Zimbabwe’s problems lies with all Zimbabweans, but we have to be honest and accept that Zimbabweans for now are in two places; MDC and Zanu PF,” he said.

Asked to comment over the clash on strategy Tsenengamu said: “I don’t have to agree with Matutu on everything.”

I have my views on how we should tackle corruption and at the same time end political polarisation.

Matutu may see it differently but he is entitled to his opinons,” Tsenengamu said.

The suspended Zanu PF youth said because of the polarisation of Zimbabweans along political lines it was, therefore, necessary to find solutions to the country’s problems with politics.

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