ZDF implored to join fight against graft

By Peter Chivhima
MEMBERS of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces have been identified as key in combating corruption in the country.
Giving a lecture at the Zimbabwe National Defence University to students of National Defence Course Number 10 this Wednesday, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Chairperson, Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo noted the critical role members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces play in combating corruption.
“There is need for the ZDF to help in combat corruption through the implementation of anti-corruption strategies and adhere to good cooperate governance,” said Justice Matanda-Moyo.
She highlighted some of the major drawbacks the commission is facing in the fight against corruption.
“At times we face resistance from some of the government officials and there is impunity in some of the officials because when they go to court, they don’t understand the court proceedings in case they are called to testify they believe that they are eye witnesses. At times there is negative perception about our officers and there is need to align laws with the UNCAC,” she explained.
The ZACC boss also lamented the integrity of some of the Commissioners in the anti-graft body.
This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa dismissed Commissioner Frank Muchengwa for acts of gross misconduct.