Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) commissioner Frank Muchengwa who was suspended pending an investigation into his misconducts has approached the High Court in a bid to stop the state from withdrawing his security and repossessing his service weapon, New Zimbabwe reports.
Court papers seen by the publication which cites ZACC and ZACC Commissioner Loice Matanda Moyo as respondents, Muchengwa said if his security is withdrawn he will be exposed serious risks because of the nature of his job:
I am advised that my purported suspension is a legal nullity and, in all respects, I am still called upon to execute my duties as a commissioner by the appointing authority until the appointing authority decides to appoint a tribunal and refer the matter,
If my personal security is revoked, I am exposed to serious risks because of the matters I am working on. I only have one life; it would be a tragedy if I lose it.
In all material respects, I still occupy the office of a commissioner and the locking of my office hinders my work. I have some pending matters of national interest that are under investigation. I have a serious apprehension that if I continue to be barred from entering the office, someone may tamper with the files
Muchengwa was suspended a few weeks ago and was ordered not to visit ZACC officers and was removed from a ZACC group pending investigations.
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