ZACC assures local Corruption offenders won’t run for long beyond Zim Borders.
Brian Rungano Temba
Zimbabwe joined the rest of Africa in Commemorating the Africa Anti-Corruption Day. The commemorations are held on the 11th of July every year. This year’s celebrations took place in Mashonaland West Province at Chinhoyi Stadium under the theme: “AUCPC, 20 years after, achievements and prospects.”
In her keynote address, the Guest of Honour, Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Cde Marry Mliswa emphasised the need to uproot corruption starting at family level.
She also said that ZACC had made numerous agreements with neighbouring countries and International organisations to Cooperate in the case of investigations, information sharing, extradition asset and recovery among others.
“To further enhance synergies with other Anti Corruption Agencies in the region Zimbabwe took a step further to sign Memorandums of Agreement in cooperation in combating crime Anti Corruption Commission of Zambia and the Directorate of Economic Crimes and Corruption in Botswana.
Those MOUs have provisions for Cooperation during Zimbabwe’s fight against crime.
ZACC has also partnered with the European Union, the International Commission of Juraces, German Development Agency, African Development Bank and Transparency International Zimbabwe in several capacity building exercises,” said Hon Mliswa.
ZACC Chairperson, Justice L. Matanda-Moyo underscored the importance of collaborative efforts in fighting the scourge of corruption.
The Commemorations were graced by a delegation from the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime(DCEC) of Botswana led by Mr Canny Gaolathwe, whose presence signified the regional solidarity in the fight against corruption.
Government departments, traditional leaders, Civic Society and the general public were also present.