Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo said some of the local businesspeople who were accused of corruption by former ZANU PF Youth League leaders Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenengamu were already under investigation.
Responding to a question from The Sunday Mail Chief Reporter Kuda Bwititi on ZACC’s position on the allegations made by the duo related to cartels and the three prominent businesspeople, Matanda-Moyo said:
Some of those persons were already under investigations by ZACC, but the Zanu-PF Youth League members were not the complainants.
What happened was that only one of the two came to ZACC and made a general report and said that so and so is corrupt.
As ZACC, those are not the sort of reports that we expect. There are standards that have to be met. You have to meet basic standards to enable ZACC to open a file.
Imagine if ZACC was to open a file based on a general allegation that so and so is corrupt, how many files would we have?
We do not just take opinions, they must be some basis for saying someone is corrupt.
We are not a political outfit. ZACC is apolitical and we do not want to be used in any political fights. If people have evidence and positive leads, we are their friends.
But let me categorically state that we have never received any solid complaints regards their cases. What they said was just an allegation without any prima facie evidence.
So whatever matters we are investigating are not because of them.