President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that he was disappointed over the absence of tangible progress by the courts in dealing with individuals accused of corruption.
Mnangagwa revealed this on Monday while addressing judges, lawyers, magistrates, ministers among guests at the commissioning of the new Labour Court in Harare. He said:
I am disappointed that corruption cases are not moving. While we may be experiencing teething challenges, I implore all those who play a role in this mammoth task to remain steadfast, honest and upright in the execution of their duties.
The success in this regard is imperative as it impacts on our quest to establish a corrupt free society, accelerate development and speedily improve the quality of life of our people.
Several high-ranking politicians and businesspeople fingered in massive corruption scandals have free by the courts.
In some instances, the cases have simply gone cold over a period of time.