ZACC says it fears for the lives of its members after threats from Cabinet Ministers

The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) has revealed that it fears for the lives of its members after receiving threats from cabinet ministers and other high-profile individuals. This information was contained in a report which was presented to parliament by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Part of the report reads:

In the period under review, ZACC investigated a number of corruption cases, large and complex, involving high profile figures, including Cabinet Ministers as a result of public reports, information and inquiries among other sources

There were incidences of political interference, including threats by ministers against ZACC officers. This compromises investigations and puts the life of officers in real danger

Last year ZACC made headlines after it tried to arrest Minister of Higher and  Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Jonathan Moyo for misappropriating funds from Zimdef.  The case is still before the courts after Moyo made a Constitutional Court application challenging ZACC’s power to arrest him.

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Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption CommissionJonathan Moyo

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), is a body that has the constitutional mandate to corruption. ZACC is administered under the Office of the President and Cabinet. In the past it was under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is one of the two Chapter 13... Read More About Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission

Jonathan Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician and former member of the ZANU-PF party where he was a member of the party's Politiburo. He is also the former minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Moyo was expelled from Parliament as the (Tsholotsho North) Legislator in November... Read More About Jonathan Moyo

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