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Anti-Corruption Commission vows more bite after Mugabe exit

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has assured the nation of better service delivery in the fight against corruption.

ZACC chairperson Commissioner Job Wabira revealed that rampant political interference had crippled their operations.

This comes as Zimbabwe joined other nations in celebrating the International Day against Corruption.

Wabira said the political will to fight corruption enunciated in the new dispensation has rejuvenated their efforts in fighting corruption.

He noted that rampant political interference had almost crippled the organisation as they could not discharge their constitutional mandate.

Transparency International applauded the new government for showing commitment in combating crime.

Deputy Prosecutor General Florence Ziyambi said apart from investigating cases of corruption, ZACC must work on preventing corruption as a long term solution to the vice.

The Anti-Corruption Commission was established more than a decade ago but it appears their service was not up to the expectations of the public, a development that has seen the commission being likened to a toothless bull dog.

The commission also encountered unnecessary litigations perpetuated by certain individuals in their quest to evade prosecution.


Gary Murambiwa
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