Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi admitted to Senators last week that the government if finding it difficult to deal with corruption.
Responding to MDC Masvingo Senator Tichinani Mavetera’s question on whether the government has achieved anything in its anti-corruption crusade, Ziyambi said:
Indeed, any nation, when there is corruption, it will retard economic growth and as a government, we are committed to fighting corruption.
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However, fighting corruption means you will be fighting people with needs and when you do so, they use every legal route available to try to escape.
So, you would find that it is accepted internationally that prosecuting one case of corruption needs a lot of money and you will meet a lot of impediments.
Ziyambi added that one fo the major hurdles in fighting graft is that the burden of proof is on the State and he expressed hope that an amendment to the Money Laundering Act will help in fighting graft.