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ZACC implored to step up efforts in the fight against corruption

ZACC implored to step up efforts in the fight against corruption

Story by Peter Chivhima

STAKEHOLDERS involved in the fight against corruption converged in Harare this Friday for the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Review where they assessed the successes and shortcomings of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2020-2024.

University of Zimbabwe lecturer, Professor Albert Makochekanwa said, “As a nation, we are seeing that we are still lagging when it comes to the issue of fighting corruption but what we need to do is to work together. Also, we want to implore the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission to step up efforts in fighting corruption.”

“This platform is so important to us as the media because we are the ones who are supposed to expose issues of corruption. So today we are here together with other stakeholders to discuss how together we should tackle corruption,” said Zimbabwe Union of Journalists Secretary General, Mr Perfect Hlongwane.

Transparency International Zimbabwe Director General, Mr Tafadzwa Chikumbu highlighted the scope of the national anti-corruption strategy while Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Spokesperson, Commissioner Thandiwe Mlobane spoke on the strides made to date in the fight against corruption.

Mr Chikumbu said, “As Transparency International Zimbabwe, we are here to review the nation to see what has worked and what has not worked.
The NACS is coming to an end next so we can draw lessons and come up with structures on how we can tackle the issue of corruption.”

“As the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, we are proud to announce that we have managed to submit cases worth 145 million United States dollars to the National Prosecuting Authority. This is in line with our vision of fighting corruption. We have also managed to arrest 247 individuals on allegations of corruption and among this figure, there are 67 high-profile cases,” said Commissioner Thandiwe Mlobane.

The government launched the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) for 2020-2024 2020 to support citizen empowerment and awareness of their rights and responsibilities in the fight against graft.

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