EU ambassador mocks Zim Govt

EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Timmo Olkkonen on Wednesday mocked Mnangagwa's administration for failing to curb corruption and upholding constitutionally prescribed basic human rights

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By Marshall Bwanya

EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Timmo Olkkonen on Wednesday mocked Mnangagwa’s administration for failing to curb corruption and upholding constitutionally prescribed basic human rights.

Speaking at the joint ZACC and NPA Commission public anti corruption launch in Harare sponsored by EU, Olkkonen mocked the Zimbabwean government for failing to source out adequate funds to weed out corruption.

“I guess what follows are the inevitable words from the sponsor, your excellency the word corruption is commonly spoken in Zimbabwe.

” I have heard the word corruption from ordinary citizens too, lamenting about the chronic suffering it is causing in their lives.

The EU is supporting the Anti-Corruption drive because we believe it is  crisis that needs to be urgently and seriously addressed,” he said.

Government had been critised for pursuing the ‘catch and release’ policy wereby they has been several high profile arrests since 2017 but no convictions.

Olkkonen reiterated that corruption was a man made crisis Mnangagwa and his administration had publicly declared to root out by had failed to eradicate as some powerful corrupt figures were still walking scot free.