Acting PG Orders Probe Into Mnangagwa’s Special Anti-Corruption Unit Prosecutor Accused Of Asking For $20 000 Bribe From Former Minister

Acting Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi has asked Commissioner-General of Police Godwin Matanga to investigate bribery allegations levelled against Mr Zivanai Macharaga, who allegedly demanded $20 000 bribe from former Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa.

Macharaga is a prosecutor in the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU). The bribery allegations were raised in court by Chidhakwa’s lawyer Advocate Sylvester Hashiti in November this year. Chidhakwa is facing abuse of office charges. In a statement released yesterday, Mr Hodzi said his office takes the allegations seriously. Said Hodzi:

They must be thoroughly investigated and all wrongdoing clearly exposed. All offenders will be prosecuted without fear or favour.The NPA is cognisant of the fact that the success of the anti-corruption crusade is predicated upon the credibility of the NPA, its prosecutors, SACU and its members. In making the allegations, Advocate Hashiti categorically stated that he was not comfortable with his client (Walter Chidhakwa) being prosecuted by SACU. He also made allegations that the unit takes instructions from the Executive yet it is trite that SACU is granted powers to prosecute under Section 27 of the National Prosecuting Authority Act Cap 7:20 by the Prosecutor-General.

More: Herald


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Kumbirai HodziGodwin MatangaWalter Chidhakwa

Kumbirai Hodzi is a Zimbabwean lawyer and the current Prosecutor General of Zimbabwe. He was appointed and sworn in in January 2019 following interviews in December 2018. In the public interviews, he came 6th best but no reaason was given on why he was chosen... Read More About Kumbirai Hodzi

Godwin Tandabantu Matanga is a senior Zimbabwean law enforcement officer. Matanga is the current Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police. He was named acting Commissioner-General after long-serving ZRP Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri retired in December 2017. On 12 February 2017, the Public Service Commission announced Matanga's... Read More About Godwin Matanga

Walter Chidhakwa is a Zimbabwean politician and former Minister of Mines and Mining Development as well as legislator for Zvimba South. He is a member ofthe ruling Zanu-PF party. Chidhakwa reportedly worked in a number of companies before joining active politics. Read More About Walter Chidhakwa

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