Monday, September 28, 2020

I am as clean as pure water – Guma

The former assistant Minister of Finance and Development Planning and parliamentary candidate for Tati East, Samson Guma Moyo, has dismissed allegations of corruption that forced him out of Cabinet last year.

Moyo assured residents of Tati Siding in a Kgotla meeting on Monday that despite the controversy he was determined to carry out his mandate as MP to the best of his ability.

“I stepped down from the ministry after the President, Ian Khama, had approached me and inquired about the allegations that I was involved in corruption scandals and I had cases that were pending,” said Moyo.

Moyo said he flew of the handle and wanted to even step down from the parliamentary candidacy and quit BDP, but he was advised not to do so by his colleagues.

Moyo was answering a question from a concerned resident who had asked him to clarify the allegations.

“I do not believe that as a politician I should hide from my electorates; a leader should be honest and earn the trust and loyalty of his followers. I am as clean as pure water. I am still a Member of Parliament and BDP member until people do not find me appropriate,” he said.

Moyo further pointed out that he decided to step down from the ministry to protect its image as it deals with finances of the country.

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