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Cage the ‘wolves’ Mr President

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent admission that there are ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’ within the top echelons of his beleaguered government simply calls for an operation of caging them in order to abate further battering of our economy. I have found the President’s remarks very fascinating and a timely reminder for his government to be cajoled into setting up corrective measures. Apart from confirming the glaringly age-old truth, Mnangagwa’s confession of rotten apples in his basket of close lieutenants can be taken as a tip of the iceberg. There have been clarion calls for the President to go beyond rhetoric when it comes to dealing with institutionalised rot in this country and his ruling party Zanu PF may continue to suffer from its dishonoured status as the cohort of mere talkers than doers. In simple terms, I personally find the failings of some of Mnangagwa’s ministers and top officials in government as a direct throwback to the previous regime. Now the most pertinent question in everyone’s mind to the president is: whither are we bound? Mnangagwa can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to the goings on in his government as he is the final port of call in answering to the failings of his appointed lieutenants. Now the tendency of trifling serious matters should never be allowed to see the light of a new day. The mere fact that Mnangagwa has acknowledged that there are enemies of progress among his top officials, draws the spotlight on the necessary steps he should make henceforth. It is important for the President to understand and appreciate that the destiny of our country Zimbabwe is irreversibly intertwined with his capacity to indiscriminately dislodge all tentacles holding together institutionalised corruption. As things stand, the President has the most unenviable task of repairing a battered economy, which invariably turns out to be a handiwork that he pretends to have never been party to. The emancipation of the Zimbabwean people from all forms of deprivation will need Mnangagwa’s uncompromised courage to take the right turn as we find ourselves at crossroads. It can only be desirable on the part of his Excellency to now call a spade by its real name. He must tolerate no more deadwood. The glowing promises that were said at his inauguration following the eventful month of November 2017 are yet to be made good of, prompting that frightening prospect of perpetual bad governance. In the hope of setting a new and desirable form of governance, Mnangagwa simply needs to deal with corruption very decisively and like yesterday. Any efforts by him to dispel the negative image projected by the outside world will remain futile until the day our country witnesses the lynching of corruption kingpins whose pot bellies continue to bury within themselves the fat and cream of this country. As a formidable survivor of the war of liberation, and other incidences alike, Mnangagwa’s skills set cannot fail him should he decide earnestly to confront corruption and wage a spirited battle against it. He has got all th

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