The newly appointed ZACC has literally taken the corruption chase beyond the grave and has figuratively started visiting graves of dead corrupt individuals in a bid to recover property that was gained through corruption. The development came to light as ZACC is reported to be going after the late Dr Nkululeko Sibanda’s estate who is the ex ZINARA CEO Frank Chitukutuku’s co-accused.
Dr Sibanda, who was the owner of Twalumba Properties, died after he and Chitukutuku were implicated in a $4.7 Million scandal. Sibanda who died at 41, left behind 39 stands of between 3 600 and 8 116 square metres with two double-storey buildings and six bungalows which ZACC believes was partially bought through the proceeds of crime.
In a letter to the Master of the High court, ZACC wrote:
Please be advised that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is seized with criminal case which has been referred to the National Prosecuting Authority, wherein the late Nkululeko Sibanda was jointly accused with Frank Chitukutuku and two others for contravening Section 136 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act with actual prejudice of US$4,7 million.
ZACC is now proceeding with the civil confiscation application through the NPA in accordance with Section 80 of the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act, to recover the US$4,7 million. Accordingly, be advised that ZACC is therefore noting its interest in the estate of the late Nkululeko Sibanda
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