Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has reportedly set its sights on the judiciary and on churches, The Sunday Mail reports. The anti-graft body has reportedly opened an investigation into judges, magistrates, and church leaders alleged to be engaged in corrupt activities.
This was revealed by the ZACC Chief, Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo who said they were investigating corruption in the judiciary even though she emphasized there will be no interference on the independence of the judiciary from ZACC:
The investigation against members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is underway, but we want to ensure that there will be no outcry of interference on the Judiciary.
The commission is tracing the source of funds which shows that the church member who paid a US$100 000 tithe had made US$1 million.
Our institutions are not free from corruption; we have arrested some police officers while some members of ZACC have been dismissed on corruption charges
The commission has submitted eight applications for unexplained wealth orders with the High Court of Zimbabwe. We have started tracing assets in South Africa, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Malasyia, Mauritius and Kenya.
This year, the commission has so far submitted 87 dockets for prosecution. We understand that the NPA has been on a recruiting drive and we look forward to corruption cases being given top priority next year
Matanda Moyo refused to shed light on the case about a prominent bishop who allegedly received a US$100 000 tithe from his church congregant but said corruption is deep-rooted in institutions.
ZACC last week headlined for claiming that it has recovered over 500 vehicles in the last 18 months.
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