The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is setting up anti-corruption courts Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces to deal with corruption cases. The JSC has also set up the Commercial Court.
Officially opening the 2018 legal year at the Bulawayo High Court yesterday, Judge of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court, Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza said the courts are expected to be operational in the first three months of this year. Said Gwaunza:
In his inaugural speech after being sworn in, His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa adverted to the scourge of corruption in Zimbabwe. He emphasised that his Government will have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption. In the same spirit, the JSC has since embarked on a journey to eliminate corruption by establishing specialised anti-corruption courts in each of the ten provinces in Zimbabwe.
Justice Gwaunza said the courts are being established in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, the National Prosecuting Authority, the office of the Attorney General, the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services. She said the JSC would be opening another High Court in Mutare after the opening of the Masvingo one last year.