Windfall for judicial officers as govt reviews perks

  • Upward review of housing and transport allowance
  • Improved perks will not compromise anti-corruption crusade 

GOVERNMENT has this week committed to improving the welfare of judicial officers to minimise the rate of corruption within the constituency, Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi has said.

Addressing judicial officers at the official opening of the anti-corruption training of judicial officers in Harare, Hodzi said officials from the Judicial Service Commission,(JSC), the National Prosecuting  Authority (NPA), Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and police officers employed by the courts will have their perks improved.

This comes after the members of the anti-corruption crusade have been accused of receiving bribes.

The officers will get an upward review in accommodation and transport allowances.

ZACC has been accused of ‘catch and release’ operations where big wigs are arrested and briefly detained without prosecution.

Recently, ZACC chairperson Justice Loice Matanda -Moyo alluded that forty-four serving and former ministers , permanent secretaries , parastatal bosses and legislators will be facing arrest for corruption.

However, ZACC has not brought to book the stated 42 officials with charges of criminal abuse of office , theft of funds , bribery and flouting of tender procedures and other offences.

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