President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday issued a stern warning that his government will fight corruption without fear or favour.
Addressing thousands of supporters at the National Sports stadium during the Defence Forces day celebrations Mnangagwa said he is determined to fight corruption to its bitter end.
This comes after the Mnangagwa government launched a brutal fight against graft that has seen a senior former Tourism minister Priscah Mupfumira being jailed.
Mupfumira was incarcerated a couple of weeks ago and faces a cocktale of corruption charges after the newly empowered Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission launched its investigations on how the former minister abused her authority in handling public funds at the National Social Security Authority (Nssa).
Mnangagwa said that no economy can flourish in a corrupt environment and that the government is fully committed to Zero tolerance to corruption, and that the law will be applied without fear or favour.
Mnangagwa also said it is the duty of the Zimbabwe Defence forces (ZDF) to ensure peace to Zimbabwean citizens and the international community at large.
“The Zimbabwe Defence forces play various roles as part of their constitutional right in peace making and the maintenance of law and order, border control operations and guarding the country’s key infrastructure and institutions.“