Parliament has called on members of the public to participate in the nomination of new candidates for consideration for the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Committee (ZACC) after President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired the previous ineffective commission on January 31..
The standing rules and orders committee of the Parliament of Zimbabwe is mandated by the constitution to nominate candidates for appointment by the President to serve as commissioners in the anti-graft body which was described as toothless.
“The standing rules and orders committee of the Parliament of Zimbabwe is mandated in terms of sections 237 and 254 of the constitution, to nominate candidates for appointment by President Mnangagwa to serve as commissioners on the Zimbabwe anti-corruption commission provided for in Chapter 13 part 1 of the constitution,” read a statement from parliament.
The standing rules and orders committee of the Parliament of Zimbabwe is looking for qualified, experienced, knowledgeable and candidates with integrity.
“Members of the public must be chosen for their integrity and their knowledge of and experience in administration or the prosecution or investigation of crime or for their general suitability for appointment…” read the statement.
The deadline for submission of nominations is February 28 2019.
The previous body was famed for low prosecution rate of high profile cases.