And she challenged Mrs Bottomley to act on the report, saying that unless more money was invested in care for the mentally ill, the inquiry would have been a waste of public funds.
Her voice rising with emotion, and with tears in her eyes, Mrs Zito, 29, said the memory of her husband was driving her on.
She said: 'The report is excellent . . . in providing recommendations and proposals the Government should have done years ago - where have they been?
'The result is people have been living in degradation and poverty and people like Christopher Clunis are on the streets and they kill people. I am holding Virginia Bottomley accountable for the murder of Jonathan Zito.'
Mrs Zito had been married for only three months to her 27-year-old husband when he was killed. 'Unless she follows the recommendations and proposals in this report she is failing me, she is failing all the people who have got a mental health problem.
'Get your act together, Virginia Bottomley, and do something about the report,' she said.Reuse content