The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission says it has launched investigations into allegations of misappropriation of public funds as exposed by the auditor general.
In a statement issued Thursday, Zacc chairperson, Justice Loice Moyo said the anti-graft body was probing through the auditor general reports with a view to prosecute.
“In the circumstances and on the basis of the report of the Auditor-General of Zimbabwe, ZACC has opened active investigations in respect of all ministries, government departments, state enterprises and parastatals implicated in the report with a view to bringing to book, all those implicated in any and all acts of corruption, theft, misappropriation, abuse of power and other improper conduct,” Moyo said.
The audit report unearthed massive plunder of public resources by state entities with some splashing money on funding weddings, political rallies and holidays outside their mandate.
Moyo said she had also taken keen interest in the Zanu PF youth league anti-Corruption drive and demanded that evidence be presented to the commission for probe.
“We have also taken note of the trending list of alleged corrupt top government and ZANU PF officials by the ZANU PF Youth League. We are summoning the Youth League to bring evidence of corruption against those implicated with a view to prosecuting such corruption.
Whilst ZACC is happy to announce that it now has powers of arrest, it however, refers all completed investigations for prosecution to the National Prosecuting Authority,” said Moyo.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed Moyo, wife to Foreign Affairs minister to head Zacc two months ago while the entire commission was yet to be constituted
Last week government gave ZACC arresting powers and would have to do so with aid from the police
“ZACC will therefore embark on a cocktail of communication strategies including always being available to brief the public through the media on the status of our operations”.