No one has immunity to criminal prosecution except President, says Mnangagwa

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Responding to questions from Members of Parliament who asked him why Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko had defended Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and his deputy Dr Godfrey Gandawa, saying their arrest would destabilise the Government, Mnangagwa said that only the President was immune to criminal prosecution and the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) was a State arm mandated with investigating and dealing with cases of corruption.

Mnangagwa said,

I thank the Hon. Member for his supplementary question. What the Hon. Member should bear in mind is that in this country, this House and in his own understanding is that no one has immunity except the President. Everyone else in this country is fair game. They are not above the law. There is no one above the law. If the Hon. Member is aware that someone did not follow the law, they should go to the powers that carry out this work and then they will be able to conduct their duty.

Early this week Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko said that the police and ZACC cannot arrest a Cabinet Minister without getting authorisation from the President.

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