“It Appears Barking Dogs Seldom Bite,” ZACC Arrests, No Prosecution Yet

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has been accused of trying to hoodwink members of the public into believing that the anti-graft body was serious about corruption.

This comes as a number of prominent people in the country have been arrested in connection with corruption but they have not been prosecuted.

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In some cases, the courts throw away the cases as ZACC would have failed to present enough evidence to support the claims that the arrested individuals are indeed corrupt.

This has made some observers think that the Anti-corruption drive is a mere talk show. This notion is captured well in a Zoom Morning Post article which notes:

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over power, he spoke about fighting corruption, we do not know if this was a genuine talk or he was just talking to please the multitudes which thronged the giant National Sports Stadium in Harare.

Fighting corruption is essential considering that in developing countries, according to the United Nations Development Programme, funds lost to corruption are estimated to be at 10 times the amount of official development assistance.

The debate is ongoing over the allegedly missing US$3 billion which was meant for Command Agriculture yet the country is facing severe starvation.

More: Zim Morning Post

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