Churches denounce corruption in Zimbabwe

zim flagFrom MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – CHURCHES are concerned at the rampant corruption in Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Council of Churches said this was among the biggest impediments to nation building.
The worry has been raised after a solidarity visit to Harare, led by the World Council of Churches, general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata, general secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, said it was high time a meaningful solution to current economic challenges was found.
“We must find ways to contribute to an economic recovery process where our natural resources bring prosperity to our people, and where a new moral thinking about the economy works against processes that leads to corruption and other misuse of public funds,” he said.
The administration of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF) is accused of running down the former breadbasket of Africa to the ground after years of corruption and nepotism.
Last year, the government faced unprecedented protests over graft and the worsening economic situation.
Mugabe, a Catholic, is known for defying criticism of his leadership by local churches.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Council of Churches is seeking the support from other member churches to constitute a global ecumenical election observation team ahead of polls next year.
Zimbabwe has a record of violent election and disputed outcomes.

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