HARARE – Former Zanu PF Youth League Political Commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu has said that the Zimbabwean government is captured and the Zanu PF led government has lost control of the cartels, TSTnews can report.
By Taurai Bvumo
The renewed attacks on the Mnangagwa Administration comes at a time Zimbabwe’s economy is fast deteriorating due to corruption and abuse of state funds by top government officials.
“We are very much aware of how powerful cartels have captured our leadership and continue to hold this country at ransom. We are also aware of how leadership has allowed itself to be captured by these cartels. Most of our leaders no longer have control or a voice.
Without saying names Tsenengamu claimed that the Mnangagwa administration was being blackmailed by some business people who are aware of illicit deals.
“They have been involved in dirty deals and now compromised. The cartels are causing a lot of untold suffering to us the people by colluding to fix prices and maximize profits as they enjoy protection from powerful and high ranking politicians” said Tsenengamu
TSTnews understands that there are Top Government officials that are currently involved in illegal foreign currency dealing.
Tsenengamu was speaking to journalists in Harare during the launch of a social movement called the Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe.
He further said the said cartels have not only captured the current ruling party but also the opposition parties through donations.
“Some political parties are now compromised as they have also been captured by these cartels as they are the ones buying vehicles for those parties and their leaders, giving them fuel, paying salaries for their staff and leaders and donate towards their programs and activities.
“For example they are flooding bank notes on the black market in search for foreign currency which they would then “burn” or convert into RTGS so that they deposit “donations” into party accounts meant for salaries of members of staff of certain political parties and their leadership. Yes they are allowed to do this for the benefit of a few people but at the expense of the majority”
Tsenengamu reiterated the need for accountability and transparency within government and state institutions.