FORMER Industry and International Trade minister, Nkosana Moyo, says the recent firing of Obadiah Moyo as Health minister is a small battle against the big fish who are still unscathed.
The president of the Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) who became the first minister in government to resign in 2001 under the late president Robert Mugabe, said the war is not yet won.
“The removal of Obadiah Moyo from his post as Cabinet minister is a
very small battle won in the scheme of things because the big fish are
still unscathed and the levels of corruption still totally unacceptable,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
“Indeed, we are thankful that ‘some’ action has been taken, but we must remember that the rot goes far deeper than just Moyo. With all the evidence which was brought to light by citizens, more should be done if the government is fighting corruption,” he continued.
Moyo said the fight against corruption would be of significance when every individual complicit in systematic corruption is brought to book.
Former Health minister Obadiah Moyo was recently fired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for inappropriate conduct.
He is facing criminal charges involving a procurement deal for overpriced medical supplies that was eventually halted on Treasury’s
Chief secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda
announced the decision in a statement that under his constitutional
authority, the President “removed Dr Obadiah Moyo from the office of
Cabinet minister with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a Government Minister.”
Controversial businessman Delish Nguwaya, a local representative of Drax International, is currently free on bail after being arrested as part of the same investigation.