Biti fumes over Matutu dismissal

Exposing of corruption by former Zanu PF Youth League Commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu and his counterpart Lewis Matutu has created a bone of contention with political players like Tendai Biti fuming over the justification of firing the duo. Tendai Biti, MDC Vice President, has come out guns blazing at the logic of firing people who have stood up to challenge those accused of gross corruption, Kuda Tagwirei and others. This has opened the lid on suspicions of state capture since Tagwirei does not hold any position in the ZANU PF structures. Tendai Biti, in a series of Tweets, lambasted President Mnangagwa saying; “On what basis is punitive action taken against members who have attacked \and exposed wrongdoing by non-members. How does an attack on external players cause internal disharmony? Unless of course as we always argue, you are the Arch Bishop of plunder. His grace, the Pillager.” He goes on to unleash, what he terms, a fight against state capture. “It’s time to fight #StateCapture in Zim: Billy Rautenbach, John Bredenkamp, Afrexim Bank, Kuda Tagwireyi, Trafigura, the Butcher, Anjin, Mbada.” Tsenengamu and Matutu were suspended from party business for 12 months and ordered to enrol at ZANU PF’s ideological school which the former has since rejected while Matutu has vowed not to be silenced. “The suspended ZANU-PF youths must be congratulated on their bravery for fighting against corruption in Zimbabwe, it was long overdue though. There’s no party procedures to expose corruption in ZANU-PF so Mnangagwa’s actions in suspending Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenengamu won’t surprise anyone on his attempts to muzzle party members, said one of our readers. President Mnangagwa’s remarks that “the fight against corruption would be intensified” displays staggering arrogance and nauseating lip service. The corrupt elites are breathing heavy sighs of relief at this moment. In a normal world, ED should have jumped on the youngsters’ bandwagon promising quick and swift solutions to deal with corruption. “Don’t expose corruption in government and the ruling party ZANU-PF.” That’s ED’s message we are getting, directed at Matutu and Tsenengamu and any other potential whistleblower, and yet to Zimbabweans they are the new heroes. Time will tell

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