|Investigate PM, ACC urged|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:10|
Analysts have challenged Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to walk his talk by allowing the Anti-Corruption Commission to thoroughly investigate him over his alleged double-dipping scandal involving US$1,5 million.
This follows the Premier’s call in Parliament that no one should stop the Anti-Corruption Commission from carrying out its mandate.
Analysts say Mr Tsvangirai’s sentiments show that he understands that being investigated is not an act of victimisation.
In his weekly address in the august house, Mr Tsvangirai told parliamentarians that the Anti-Corruption Commission should without any interference be allowed to arrest or prosecute MPs or Ministers who abused public funds.
But analysts say the Premier should now walk his talk and should allow investigations into his alleged double dipping to be carried out fully.
In the past, PM Tsvangirai used to complain whenever members of his party got arrested, claiming that they were being victimised.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Johannes Tomana has maintained that he did not stop the investigations but only ordered the halting of arrests and prosecution to allow the transparent audit of all 210 constituencies.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai is alleged to have received US$1,5 million from Treasury towards the building of his house at Number 49 Kew Drive in Highlands, but allegedly went on to receive another US$1,5 million from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for the same purpose.
Observers say investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission to weed out corrupt figures should thus start with the Prime Minister himself.