By Kenson McCloud
Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has called on the statehouse to engage the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to probe the alleged members of staff indulging in corrupt practices.
This follows a leaked internal memo from the state house in which its chief of staff, Prince Kapondamgaga issued a stern warning against some staff who are believed to be using the name of the President to indulge in what he terms “reprehensible acts”.
In an interview with Timveni, board member for HRDC, Michael Kaiyatsa said issuing a warning alone is not enough as the issues boarder around corruption.
Kaiyatsa urged the state house to report individuals involved in the malpractice to the ACB for investigations.
According to Kaiyatsa, it is worrisome that the corrupt practices continue to take centre stage at the state house against the premise of the Tonse administration to deal with the vice.
HRDC has since appealed to communities to remain vigilant to ensure that public officers do not abuse their authority through criminal acts.