There Is Political Will To Fight Corruption – ZACC Boss

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo has rejected claims that the anti-graft body lacks the political will to fight corruption.

Matanda-Moyo dismissed the accusations while speaking during an interview with The Sunday Mail Chief Reporter Kuda Bwititi. She said:

There is the political will to deal with both high-profile and low-profile matters. With regard to high-profile matters, our laws and rules are such that the accused are allowed to make interlocutory applications.

Some of these applications have the effect of suspending the main trial. Once that application is made at the High Court, this will stop proceedings before the magistrates’ courts.

That does not mean that the matter is over, but just that the process is pending and the case becomes longer.

However, we are lobbying for changes in the rules of the courts so that even if a person makes an interlocutory application that application will not have a bearing on the matter before the magistrates’ court.

Recently, Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi claimed that corruption has become difficult to deal with as some of the public offices have been captured by cartels, hence a lack of political will to deal with the scourge.

More: The Sunday Mail

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