Covid-19 forces temporary office closures at ZACC

by | Jul 5, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

Hosiah Mviringi

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has been forced to temporarily vacate its head office after a number of Covid-19 cases were recorded.

As a precautionary measure, the anti-graft body has also sent its staff at other supporting offices home.
In a statement, ZACC announced closure of their Head Offices on Hebert Chitepo Avenue in Harare, Golda, and Mount Pleasant offices.

“The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to advise members of the public that the Commission has down scaled it operations as a precautionary measure against the rising Covid-19 infections,” said ZACC in a statement.

“The Commission has temporarily closed down its Golda, Hebert Chitepo and Mount Pleasant Offices from July 5 until July 9, 2021.

This has been necessitated by a few positive cases recorded at these offices. The closure will allow for fumigation and testing of staff members,” the statement added.

Staffers will go into self-isolation, as health authorities effect contact tracing.

The statement assured the public that the Bulawayo and Gweru offices remain open to receive complaints.

Those who may want to alert ZACC of any wrongdoings were urged to use established communication channels for queries and complaints.

The country has recently experienced a surge in infections and fatalities as the Covid-19 third wave takes root with the new Delta variant spreading faster and having a higher fatality rate than anticipated.

Zimbabwe has had an unprecedented total of 142 fatalities resulting from the pandemic in the past seven days amid a surge in infections and hospitalisations.