Acting Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi has dismissed allegations that the special anti-corruption unit established by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegal. Hodzi said that contrary to some claims, the lawyers in the unit reported to him and not to the president. Speaking to state media, Hodzi said,
The special anti-corruption unit was established in terms of the NPA Act which gives me the authority to appoint prosecutors or personnel to the NPA after consultation with the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. I am the one who gives the special unit its work and I direct the team on how to do it.
I exercised my mandate under the NPA Act, to appoint all the officers of the unit as prosecutors. I, as the Acting PG, allocate work to the team and they do not report to any other authorities, including the President, said Mr Hodzi.
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