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Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa vows to fight corruption

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Zimbabwean president Emerson Mnangagwa vowed to fight corruption in the first 100 days of his administration.

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In an address to the nation in the capital Harare, President Mnangagwa said corruption remains the major source of some of the major problems the country faces.

He pledged to establish e-government through reliable internet connectivity, in order to fight corruption.

"The goal of my government is to build a new Zimbabwe based on the crown values of honesty, transparency, accountability and hard work.

"In this new era, measures are being taken to vigorously spearhead the e-government program, not only as a means to keep in step with the ICT revolution but also to fight corruption," Mnangagwa told the nation.

As he outlined targets for his government in the first 100 days from the moment he became president, Mnangagwa warned "there would be no sacred cows on corruption."

Mnangagwa’s address on corruption comes barely 48 hours after the axing of Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri over alleged corruption.

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