July 3, 2019

Speed up resolution of corruption cases: Zim Judiciary

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Zimbabwe’s Judiciary Service Commission has joined the public in expressing concern over the time it is taking to conclude corruption cases in the courts.

This comes as a number of high level corruption cases in Zimbabwe remain unresolved.

Chief Justice Luke Malaba said the public is justified to complain about the time corruption cases take to be finalised. He was speaking at the swearing in ceremony of two Supreme Court judges, Justices Nicholas Mathonsi and Charles Hungwe in the capital Harare.      

Only one high profile conviction, that of former Energy and Power Development Minister Samuel Undenge, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for criminal abuse of office, has been made.  Other corruption cases have either been dismissed for lack of evidence or are still pending.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is also on record as having expressed disappointment at the slow pace at which graft cases are being prosecuted.

Zimbabwe has appointed a new Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission chaired by Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo as it intensifies efforts to fight corruption.

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