The government of Zimbabwe has invited a Ugandan judge to train the country’s Judiciary, ahead of the establishment of anti-corruption courts.
Judicial Service Commission (JSC) spokesperson Brian Nkiwane confirmed to The Herald on Sunday that Justice Lawrence Gidudu, who has been heading Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Court for five years, is already in the country.
Justice Chidudu will conduct a week-long training to be attended by judges, magistrates, prosecutors, anti-corruption investigators and police officers. Said Nkiwane:
Justice Gidudu of Uganda will conduct the training which will not be limited to our judges and magistrates only.
Uganda has scored so many successes in as far as fighting corruption is concerned, hence it was felt that we will benefit as a nation.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), members of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) will all be trained.
The Ugandan judge’s training visit was announced by Chief Justice Luke Malaba during the official opening of the 2020 Legal Year recently.