Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned his close allies not to engage in corruption or risky prosecution.
Mnangagwa was responding to the recent arrests of his niece Henrietta Rushwaya who was arrested of trying to smuggle 6 kilograms of gold to Dubai a week ago.
“Let me be very clear. If you engage in or promote corruption, you will be arrested and prosecuted,” Mnangagwa said.
Mnangagwa said no one was above the law and every offender should face prosecution.
“There are no excuses for corruption. No one is above the law,” Mnangagwa added.
When Rushwaya was arrested her accomplis Gift Karanda an intelligence officer said the gold belonged to the president’s wife Auxillia Mnangagwa and their son Collins in a way to block the arrests of Rushwaya.
Karanda has since been arrested for obstruction of justice by contravening the Criminal Act and Gold Trade Act.