Prominent Harare lawyer, Advocate Thabami Mpofu, has challenged the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to be allowed to prosecute those who allegedly looted Chiadzwa diamonds and corruptly benefited from Command Agriculture funds.
Mpofu claimed that those who benefitted unlawfully from the Chiadzwa gems are known and that what happened with Command farming is known as well and he is ready to prosecute for free.
The reconstituted ZACC is chaired by Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo, the wife of a former army General, Subusiso Moyo, who is now Foreign Affairs Minister.
In a brief statement on Thursday, Mpofu, who represented MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in his Constitutional Court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the 2018 presidential elections, said:
We know who it is that has raided the public purse. We know who looted Chiadzwa.
We are fully aware of what happened with Command Agriculture.
The true but untold NSSA story is known to us, even to the minutest detail.
We are ready to act but we will only act against the corrupters of the corrupt, the bishops of thievery.
This is my public offer to you Justice Matanda-Moyo. Give me three of the big ones.
Give me three who have looted our billions and I will prosecute them for free. The ball is in your court, M’lady.
ZACC was recently granted arresting powers by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Its high profile arrest to date is former Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira.
Mupfumira implicated in alleged corruption during her stint as Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister between 2014 and 2017.
She is facing criminal abuse of office, fraud and money laundering charges and has been denied bail.