The incoming Zanu PF administration is contemplating an audit of all ministries that were under the leadership of the two MDC formations during the coalition government amid allegations of funds abuse.
The party’s deputy information secretary, Psychology Maziwisa, twitted a message indicating Zanu PF may be preparing to audit the former MDC ministries. He said MDC minister from outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube's formations respectively acted 'outside the precepts of the law' during the past four years.
But when contacted by VOA for comment, Maziwisa seemed to be backtracking saying those were his personal sentiments, adding there were no isolated incidents of abuse of funds in the government.
But he said there was a “pattern, a culture of corruption” that cannot be ignored.
“If these guys end up being pursed, it will be by the relevant authorities,” said Maziwisa.
He said the law was clear on how public funds should be handled.
MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora dismissed the audit idea as hogwash. He said any audit must stretch to all government ministries.
Mwonzora’s sentiments were echoed by Edward Mkhosi, a senior official in the Ncube MDC.
Mkosi says it would have been impossible for ministers in the MDC to loot state coffers even if they wanted to because permanent secretaries in all ministries were appointed by Zanu PF.