President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly launched a crackdown against powerful people suspected of amassing wealth through unorthodox means.
The Daily News reports that the fresh crackdown is being spearheaded by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
A comprehensive list is said to have been compiled – a list of targeted political and business elites who will be charged if they fail to explain how they acquired their riches.
An insider familiar with the developments told the Daily News that:
Prosecutors under the Asset Forfeiture Unit, which was established in terms of Section 27A of the NPA, are combing through this information as we speak.
Many of these people have suspicious wealth and are under investigation for acquiring properties and wealth through dubious or criminal means, including contravening the Money Laundering Act.
In some cases, authorities have already brought applications before the courts in a bid to recover all the proceeds of crime and to request for orders to confiscate and ensure that such assets are forfeited to the State.