IN a bid to clamp down on the continuous abuse of office and loss of funds to unscrupulous public officials, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) says it will now closely monitor government ministers and other State officials, Zim Morning Post can exclusively report.
This was said by Zacc chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo during an interview with this publication. Matanda-Moyo said there were a lot of cases on graft by government ministers and, therefore, it was important to take pre-emptive measures before the country lost millions of dollars.
“We are putting everyone on the radar. It’s better to strike before resources are stolen,” Matanda-Moyo said.
The statement by Zacc comes barely 24 hours after the arrest of Joram Gumbo, Minister of State in the President’s Office in Charge of Policy Implementation.
Allegations on Gumbo date back to as early as 2014 during the late former President Robert Mugabe’s era.
Former Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira is also under trial on allegations of fraud and abuse of power which also date back to the time of Mugabe.
Meanwhile, Mupfumira’s case was on Monday remanded to December 9 to allow for the State to compile requisite documents for the case.