In a tweet, Chamisa wrote, “The fish rots from the head #Aljazeeradocumentary exposes the extent of the rot at the top, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg.”
Chamisa went on to say, “This clearly shows how corrupt, rotten and broken leadership has destroyed a jewel and great country. Zimbabwe is not poor, it’s just poorly governed.”
His comments come after the documentary, which was titled “Gold Mafia: The Laundry Service” shed light on the extent of corruption in Zimbabwe’s gold industry.
The documentary highlighted how Zimbabwe’s gold mines are being exploited by a small group of elites with connections to government officials, who are making at least US$80 million every month from the country’s natural resources.
This is happening while Zimbabwe’s health, education, and infrastructure systems are in dire need of support.
The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), the opposition party led by Chamisa, released a follow-up statement in which they condemned the government’s role in the corruption.
“Corruption is killing the country,” the party said.
“While our health, education, and infrastructure systems are on their deathbed, the few elites who are connected to the government officials are making at least US$80 million every month through one of our valuable natural resources, gold.”
The statement from the CCC goes on to call for action to be taken to address the corruption and hold those responsible accountable.
“We call upon the government to immediately take action against those responsible for this corruption and to restore the rule of law,” the statement read.
The Al Jazeera documentary has shed light on a major issue in Zimbabwe, and the response from Chamisa and the CCC highlights the urgent need for action to be taken to address corruption in the country.