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Constitutionality of ED’s New Special Anti-Corruption Unit Questioned

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The legality of the Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new Special Anti-Corruption Unit has been questioned. Tweeting about the development today, lawyer and aspiring member of parliament Advocate Fadzayi Mahere said:

The constitutionality of the decision to create a prosecution unit in the OPC is extremely doubtful. The Prosecutor Gen as head of the NPA is responsible for prosecution – ss258 & 259 of the Con. He must be independent per s260. What’s the legal basis of presidential involvement?

Speaking today in a video, Mnangagwa said:

I’m not happy with the pace at which corruption cases are being dealt with currently. As a result of that, I’m creating an anti-corruption unit of prosecutors in the Office of the President, directly responsible to me. I want this deal with now.

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Fadzayi MahereEmmerson Mnangagwa

Fadzayi Mahere is a Zimbabwean advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe. She's also a political activist who has been very vocal in her opposition to Zanu-PF governance since about 2015. She has been one of the most prominent members of #ThisFlag... Read More About Fadzayi Mahere

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu- PF). He is the current President of Zimbabwe and was sworn in on the 24th of November 2017 as Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

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