ED To Crack The Whip On “Corrupted” Elites

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.

More: Daily News

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Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), is a body that has the constitutional mandate to combat corruption. It is one of the two Chapter 13 institutions specifically mandated ‘to combat crime and corruption’. The other being the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. The NPA is established under section... Read More About National Prosecuting Authority

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