Harare-THE Zanu PF youth league has accused top party and government officials, including Reserve Bank Governor, Cabinet ministers and business leaders of running illegal foreign currency cartels.
Led by party deputy secretary, the youth named those it said were responsible for price manipulation and looting the economy.
“(From) those we are going to expose, we are demanding a public statement that exonerates them if they are innocent from all allegations of corruption. We have people who have been dealing and are still dealing in foreign currency,” Matutu said, naming people he claimed were ring leaders in foreign currency deals in Harare and Bulawayo, including Wedza South MP Tinoda Machakaire.
“When things happen in your own family and as a father you do nothing we will assume that you are also involved as a father, John Panonetsa Mangudya,” Matutu said.
They also named President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa’s children Neville and Elizabeth as major players in the foreign currency dealings on the parallel market.
Policy and Implementation minister Joram Gumbo and Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was also accused of being corrupt. Zanu PF’s secretary for administration Obert Mpofu was also implicated.
Central Bank Governor John Mangudya rubbished the allegation and challenged the youths to provide evidence to back up their claims.
“That is nonsense. I don’t do that. I am very busy working for my country and people say things they don’t know. They are misguided,” said Mangudya
Also implicated were Mining Corporation of Zimbabwe boss Tongai Muzenda, Zimbabwe Mining Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya.