· MDC youths say they will not join fight against corruption
· Sithole says fight for corruption must include ED
· Demands for electoral fraud should be purged first
MDC youth wing on Wednesday vowed not to join in the fight against corruption set for February 21, a day set aside as aside by government as National Youth Day.
Suspended Zanu PF youth leaders Godfrey Tsenengamu and Lewis Matutu had extended an invitation to all youths across the political divide to participate in the anti-corruption crusade.
MDC youths said they would not drag themselves into a factional fight, adding that the nucleus of corruption in the country is electoral fraud.
In an interview with Zim Morning Post on Wednesday, MDC Youth Assembly chairperson Obey Sithole said his party’s philosophy was clear; they do not condone corruption.
Sithole went on to allege that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the ‘godfather of corruption’, having demonstrated that through the 2018 ‘stolen’ plebiscite.
“The electoral fraud exhibited in the elections that they rigged is the one that ushered Mnangangwa and his corrupt cabal to power,” Sithole said.
“We cannot address the issue of corruption without including the issue of electoral fraud.
“We must include Emmerson Mnangagwa on the fight against corruption,” Sithole added.
“The fight against corruption that Tsenengamu and Matutu are embarking on is very selective.
“It must include Mnangangwa since he is the godfather of corruption,” Sithole argued.
He further accused the suspended Zanu PF youth leaders of being bitter after being relegated and weakened from access to corrupt deals.
“They are bitter; hence they are not addressing the real issues of corruption that include electoral fraud.
“If they want to fight corruption, they must address real issues affecting the majority of the people.
“The fundamental issue is electoral fraud,” Sithole reiterated.