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What Can Citizens Do Against Corruption And Looting In Government?

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#1 BetterZim

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:28 AM

Corruption and looting of public funds and national assets by politicians and government officials have been Zimbabwe's number one enemy since 1980.Here are some of the things citizens can do to counter the worst enemy to our country.1.Enlightening citizens on level of corruption in government and its effects on economy and livelihood of ordinary citizens.This is heavily underestimated and understated and has lead to people directing energies and resources to minor battles when we have an elephant in the house.
The ignorance on the levels of corruption in government and its effects of Zimbabwe even among the most educated is very shocking to say the least. The media should be pressured to do more
2.Exposing corrupt activities-
thankfully this has already started, thanks to Baba Jukwa et al but much more remains to be done
3.Pressuring the executive, especially the President himself and parliamentarians to formulate legislature to counter corruption and looting in government through protests and handing of petitions to parliament, judiciary and the police. From 1980 there has never been enough commitment from the executive to counter corruption in government
We have seen a lot of protests on food shortages, election rigging, poor service delivery and poor salaries but unfortunately we haven't seen any protests on corruption in Zimbabwe and this has to begin immediately. This is shocking and shamefully considering that corruption is Zimbabwe's number 1 enemy since 1980.This highlight the ignorance about corruption in our community
4. Citizen arrest of corrupt individuals-
Citizens have got civil responsibility to defend the national economy and this has to start
There is much more citizens can do against corruption and looting in government
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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

BetterZim I understand your good intentions but all those suggestions you are making, however good they may be, will never work under tyranny! First remove the dictator and establish the rule of law then we can start talking. Life has shown that the most corrupt countries (where corruption is rampant at all levels of society), are those under dictatorship.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

Also the most corrupt countries are usually the poorest

I remember having a heated discussion with one of our Zanoids on here who maintained that corruption did not ruin the economy. As corruption is zanooo's method of control from The bhobho on down, I should not have been surprised
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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

View PostIQ66, on 17 October 2013 - 03:51 PM, said:

BetterZim I understand your good intentions but all those suggestions you are making, however good they may be, will never work under tyranny! First remove the dictator and establish the rule of law then we can start talking. Life has shown that the most corrupt countries (where corruption is rampant at all levels of society), are those under dictatorship.
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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

Corruption in government is killing millions of Zimbabwe
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Posted 18 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

You  can  even  tell  by  the  response  the  thread  has  elicited.  Even  here  many  people  are  corrupt  or  are  thriving  on   the  proceeds  of  corruption  hence  are  not  interested  to  talk    about  it.  Ladies  and  Gentlemen  for  want  of  a  better  country  lets  discuss  ways  to  get  rid  of  this  'monster' - corruption.  For  me,  its  not    corruption  which  is  more  worrisome  but  the  cover  up.  Here  we  are  33  years  of  self  rule,  the  situation  seems  to  be  even  getting  worse.  I  think  the  real  problem  is  the  government's  reaction  at  time  of  complaint  and  its  response (if  any).  The  concern  is  the  government  is  not  doing  enough  to  stop  this  cancerous  disease  that  has  spread  all  over.  What  role  is  the  press  playing  to  help  the  long  arm  of  the  law  to  flush  out  the  wrongdoers?  The  public  must  not  shy  away  from  reporting  anyone  they  suspect  to  be  living  off  the  proceeds  of  a  corruption.  As  soon  as  they  suspect  anything  they   must  flag  it  up  to  the  police  and  see  the  matter  taken  seriously  enough  and  looked  into  thoroughly.  It  should  not  be  brushed  under  the  carpet  for  lack  of  proof.   With  this  modern  technology  everyone  is  a  front  line  camera  man/woman.  Lets  use  these  devices  to  take  pictures  for  evidence.  Lets  hear  what  you  think.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

The truth is that Mugabe has always encouraged corruption - that is how he has any potential challengers by the balls, Corruption is the very root of his "stay in power forever" strategy. Sad but true, and he's not the only "leader" to do this
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