MDC-T says Mphoko should not intimidate ZACC because his hands are extremely dirty


The Movement for Democratic Change has blasted Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko for rubbishing the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission saying his hands are “extremely dirty and tainted” and he should actually be investigated.

The party was responding to what Mphoko told The Chronicle in an interview that ZACC was corrupt and was only focusing on investigating Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo and himself.

The opposition party likened Mphoko’s outburst to Satan standing behind the pulpit of a Christian church and preaching the gospel of love and repentance.

“Mphoko should be the last person to call for the dissolution of ZACC,” MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu said.

“His hands are extremely dirty and tainted because he should actually be investigated by ZACC for his alleged criminal activity of ‘’ordering’’ the release of incarcerated accused persons from police custody at Avondale Police station in Harare some few months ago.

“Put bluntly, Mphoko has a prima facie criminal case for which he should be held accountable. He cannot seek to intimidate and bulldoze his way into the manner in which the ZACC carries out its investigations.

“This would be like Satan standing behind the pulpit of a Christian church and preaching the gospel of love and repentance.

“Section 256 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe clearly and unambiguously states that ZACC is an independent Commission that is not subject to the direction or control of anyone.

“Mphoko, therefore, has absolutely no business directing ZACC whom to or whom not to investigate.

“As one of the two State Vice Presidents, we expect Mphoko to be familiar with the letter and spirit of the supreme law of the land.

“Alas, Mphoko seems to be absolutely ignorant of the manner in which ZACC should conduct its activities!

“The MDC is deeply appalled by this level of misguided arrogance and ignorance on the part of Mphoko.”

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