ZVISHAVANE - The need to mitigate corruption saw the Zvishavane Anti-corruption Community Voluntary Action Group and the anti-corruption team of Kwekwe launching an anti-corruption awareness campaign.
About 172 kraal heads and headmen under Chief Masunda attended the meeting and were educated about forms of corruption and its effects in society.
Maxwell Moyo, an anti-corruption activist with the Zvishavane team was among the presenters.
"Corruption being the misuse of entrusted power, office, authority or resources for private gain appears in form of bribery, embezzlement, nepotism and favoritism among others vices. It results in political, economic, social and environmental effects. Corruption itself is like an armyworm in the maize field and has destroyed our country's economy. We must unite as a community to end it before our lives are in danger," said Moyo
Moyo arranged with the kraal heads to form village committees of anti-corruption to curb the scourge in their areas.
"Induction training will be done for those in the committee and these committees should report any corruption case to our group (the anti-corruption group in Zvishavane)," said Moyo.
Obert Chinhamo, coordinator of the anti-corruption team in Kwekwe, urged village heads to unite and report all corruption activities in their areas as soon as it happens.
The whole community agreed to work together in eradicating all forms of corruption within Chief Masunda's area.
Incumbent Chief Masunda, Aaron Vengesa Nyoni urged kraal heads to be part of the anti-corruption drive in their respective areas.local