Douglas Nyakutsikwa the director of police Intelligence yesterday submitted an application for referral for his matter to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) where he wants to challenge the constitutionality of the establishment of the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU), The Herald reports.
This was revealed by lawyer Mr. Tapson Dzvetero who is making the application on behalf of Nyakutsika who said:
The first accused is challenging the constitutionality of SACU and he wishes this court to refer the aforesaid issues to the highest court on constitutional issues -ConCourt- to make judicial pronouncements on the issues aforesaid.
He will seek amongst other ancillary issues if this matter is referred for an order declaring that the conduct of the establishment of the Special Anti-Corruption Unit be here declared unconstitutional and of no legal effect.
He will seek the ConCourt to order a permanent stay of his prosecution.
Nyakutsitwa who was arrested by SACU which is headed by a man alleged to be President Mnangagwa’s nephew Tabani Mpofu, also wants the ConCourt to declare his arrest, brief detention, and prosecution under the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs unconstitutional, a legal nullity and void.
Nyakutsikwa was arrested together with 2 city of Harare officials on criminal abuse of office charges.
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