You Reap What You Sow : Ed Warns Corrupt Officials

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THE Government will swoop on all corrupt and criminal elements in society despite some of them adopting modern and sophisticated ways of trying to evade arrest and milk the country’s resources, President Mnangagwa said yesterday.

The President made these remarks during a colourful ceremony where outgoing Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General, Major-General (Retired) Paradzai Zimondi was handing over the reins to new Commissioner-General Moses Cyril Ngawaite Chihobvu after 23 years at the helm.

The ceremony was held at the ZPCS Ntabazinduna Training Depot just outside Bulawayo. Comm-Gen Chihobvu had been acting Commissioner-General since Maj-Gen (Rtd) Zimondi went on three months pre-retirement leave in July.

In his address, President Mnangagwa reiterated his call against corruption revealing that the Government will not take a back seat until all criminals are brought to book. He emphasised the need for the country’s security sector to adapt to the times by upgrading their skills, noting that criminals were also employing modern techniques to evade the law and milk the country’s resources.

“I would like to discourage all those who would want to undertake criminal activities, crime does not pay and the long arm of the law will always catch up with you. Under the Second Republic, justice will be pursued without fear or favour. Criminals must never be fooled; they will reap what they sow.

“In view of the increasingly sophisticated nature of criminal activities and the changing profile of offenders, I challenge correctional officers to constantly upgrade their skills to better execute their roles and duties. Be wary of daring offenders who are even prepared to corrupt law officers. Refuse to be corrupted,” said the President.

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