ZACC, Swedish institute sign MoU

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Justice Matanda-Moyo has been leading Zimbabwe's fight against graft
Justice Matanda-Moyo has been leading Zimbabwe's fight against graft

Simba Rushwaya

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rahul Wallinger Institute which is aimed at promoting anti-corruption and human rights.

Addressing participants at the subsequent workshop in Harare, ZACC chairperson Justice Joice Matanda-Moyo emphasized the need to fight corruption.

“A human rights approach emphasizes the role of principles, standards and mechanisms in the promotion and protection of human rights,” she said.

Among other top figures who have been arrested so far following the efforts of ZACC are former Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira ,and former registrar general Clemence Masango who are both on trial at the moment.

In another case, bail hearing for Allied Timbers chief executive Remigio Nenzou will continue on Wednesday.

Mupfumira, who became the first sitting minister to be arrested, is facing charges of prejudicing over US$94 million from the National Social Security Authority while she was still Minister of Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare.

She was arrested in July last year and spent two months in jail before she was released in September and her trial was delayed because she was not feeling well.

Masango is facing charges of abuse of office involving fuel coupons in a scam that the investigating body alleged prejudiced the central registry department of over $100 000.

Nenzou is facing charges of hand-picking a German company to supply sawmill machines without following tender procedures and was arrested last week.

 

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