Transparency International Goes SMS To Beat Corruption In Zimbabwe


Transparency International Zimbabwe (TI-Z) a non- profit, non- partisan, systems oriented local chapter of the international movement against corruption recently launched an Interactive Short Message (SMS) Platform in Harare to help fight corruption in Africa’s worst corrupt nation.

According to TI-Z board member Mr Loughty Dube the platform will enable Zimbabweans report corruption incidences anonymously and in real time.

“The SMS Platform is open to all citizens. Witnesses and victims of corruption can report corruption via SMS to the following number 0775 220 700,” he said.

Also present at the launch was the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Nelson Chamisa who applauded TI-Z for coming up with this SMS Platform.

Chamisa says the platform is an important step in the country as it will hold ‘everyone accountable’. The platform has been highly touted as the best solution for the country as it will encourage citizens to report corruption without fear of victimization.

The SMS (+263 775 220 700) will cost a regular US 9 cents and can be used by those outside Zimbabwe. TI-Z can also receive reports via  web.