Senators probe corruption in public entities

By John Nhandara

ISSUES of corruption in public entities including the Zimbabwe Republic Police came under scrutiny during this Thursday’s Question and Answer session in Senate.

There was a heated debate on alleged corrupt tendencies by police officers, with the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Honourable Kazembe Kazembe saying anyone found on the wrong side of the law will be brought to book.

“If we come across any corrupt reports emanating from our police officers we take action. However, with the coming in of the smart integrated traffic management system, we hope that is going to minimise human interaction which may result in bribes,” said Minister Kazembe.

Senators also sought answers on measures being put in place to address the surge in cases of human wildlife conflict.

“There are a lot measure being put in place which include how we can control our increasing wildlife population for example elephants. Very soon we will be holding an elephant summit like we announced in our last cabinet meeting to see how best we can deal with these matters,” said Senator Monica Mutsvangwa.

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube also clarified the significance of the country’s minerals in stabilising the local currency, saying gold and platinum minerals are being used to support credit lines and borrowing facilities to support local projects.