Media Critique Mark Simuwe has charged that the fight against Corruption in Zambia has continued to remain a pipedream as the body charged with the responsibility to fight the vice pays the crusade leap service without pragmatic action.
Featuring on a Pan African Radio Programme dubbed “African News Round Up” anchored by Hermit Hachilonde recently, Simuwe alleged that the Anti-Corruption Commission’s action towards corrupt individuals depends on who is involved in the Vice.
He observed that there are many sacred cows and gross executive interference, a trend he says hampers efforts to stamp out the cancerous and evil act.
The outspoken social commentator also noted that the anti-graft fight in Zambia has been undermined due to the invisible hands interfering in the operations of the institutions that are legally mandated to curb corrupt practices in Zambia.
Simuwe stated that if the person involved in corruption is connected to the system, the Anti-Corruption Commission will be inactive because some people in Zambia are regarded as sacred cows.
He has since stressed the need to ensure inclusion of the office of the public protector is operational which was included in the amended Constitution.
“There is no fight against corruption in Zambia but there is a debate about corruption” Simuwe said