Zimbabwean president says to probe anyone accused of corruption

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Tuesday the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) will investigate and arrest anyone accused of corruption, regardless of their relationship with the Head of State.

The president said this Tuesday night in South Africa while speaking at a dinner held in his honor by the Zimbabwe Diaspora Business Forum, state news agency New Ziana reported Wednesday.

He is in the neighboring country to attend the African chapter of the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF).

“Corruption is a vice that we must permanently weed out and permanently fight until our society is free of that cancer. We are determined to continue to fight all forms of corruption at every level,” the president is quoted as having said.

“The reconfigured ZACC and other institutions that help in the fight against corruption must be seen in this light. Every individual must be accountable for their actions. To this, there is no going back,” he said.

ZACC, which was recently reconstituted and granted powers to arrest, has already set the ball rolling by arresting a sitting cabinet minister, Priscah Mupfumira, who has since been relieved of her duties. Enditem

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