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ZACC recovers assets worth more than US$1 million

Story by John Nhandara

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is leaving no stone unturned in fighting graft after submitting more than 60 dockets to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) since January this year.

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission’s asset recovery and forfeiture unit has recovered assets worth more than US$1 million, while 69 dockets have been completed and submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority.

“The reports that are coming to ZACC emanate from fraud in procurement and fraud in recruitment and promotions. But the most prevalent form of corruption is in the sale of stands,” noted ZACC Spokesperson Commissioner Thandiwe Mlobane.

“To date, we have made 68 arrests and the arrests are of some very senior public officials including council officials. We have completed 68 dockets that we have submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority.”

Several other cases are being investigated including those that were left pending last year.

“For 2023 we set a very high target. We think the year is for mopping up all the investigations that we have been doing and all investigations that we haven’t completed. As such, we looking at completing and submitting 400 dockets by the end of the year,” added Mlobane.

Meanwhile, efforts have been made to finalise corruption cases, with the national Prosecuting Authority setting a six-month target from the date of a suspect’s first court appearance although complex cases can be given up to a year.

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