Clear yourselves, Matemadanda tells ‘named corrupt Zanu PF bigwigs’

MASVINGO- Zanu PF national political commissar and deputy defense minister Victor Matemadanda has warned the corrupt party officials named by the party’s youth league against taking defensive actions but they should rather clear their names saying where there is smoke, there is fire.
Addressing a Zanu PF Masvingo Provincial Coodinating Committee (PCC) meeting this afternoon, Matemadanda said the named corrupt officials should not be angry because corruption is a rot which should be dealt with decisively.
There has been reports in which it is alleged that Zanu PF national Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu burst out of control threatening to beat up the youth league executive during the previous politburo meeting.
“Prove your innocence. Corruption is a rot which we need to get rid off.
“Chiripo chiripo imbwa haihukuri sadza. Where there is smoke there is fire,” said Matemadanda.
Matemadanda said all public officials must be of good standing and should shun corruption.
“How can we develop when we are corrupt? We need you to clear your names because right now no one has said you are guilty.
“Our constitution is clear that everyone is innocent until proven guilty so all those who have been named should prove their innocence”, said Matemadanda.
He said President Mnangagwa should relieve all public officials from their duties if they are corrupt and not performing.
The youth league opened a pandoras box a fortnight ago when the embarked on a name and shame crusade im which they exposed corrupt party officials among them Mpofu, Prisca Mupfumira and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe boss John Mangudya.