Zimbabwe partners SADC secretariat in fighting corruption

By John Nhandara

ZIMBABWE has partnered with the SADC secretariat in a capacity-building initiative focusing on cyber-crime and corruption.

It becomes the first country to benefit from a SADC cyber forensic training programme meant to capacitate the country in the fight against corruption and cybercrime.

The efforts are aimed at helping the country, which is a signatory to the SADC protocol against corruption, to leverage its commitment in the fight against graft.

“As SADC we saw it proper to help Zimbabwe in capacity building initiatives, especially on cyber-crimes and you are the first country to benefit,” said Kealeboga Moruti, senior officer, public security SADC Secretariat.

Meanwhile, four officials from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development have been arrested by ZACC for criminal abuse of office.

This comes after the corruption watchdog arrested 12 revenue clerks from the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) stationed at Shurugwi tollgate.

“The arrest shows that we are dealing with both high profile and low profile cases. If ever you are corrupt we will arrest you regardless of status,” said ZACC Commissioner, Kuziva Murapa.

Zimbabwe is losing billions of United States dollars annually due to corruption.