No more excuses in fighting graft

No more excuses in fighting graft
Published: 25 May 2019 (110 Views)
PROSECUTOR-GENERAL Kumbirai Hodzi yesterday said the public no longer tolerated excuses in the fight against the scourge of corruption which is contributing to the economic woes facing the country.

Speaking at the official opening of an anti-corruption court in Mutare, Hodzi said Zimbabweans were demanding answers as to why corruption had reached such alarming levels.

He said corruption in the energy sector needed to be addressed urgently, as it had caused acute fuel shortages.

"Corruption has reached alarming levels and it's time to put an end to it. People no longer want an excuses. The public is no longer interested (in excuses)," Hodzi said

"The current fuel shortages are as a result of foreign currency manipulation and a systematic black market. This is an example of systematic corruption and we should fight in unison and say no to corruption.

"The Judiciary is also taking corruption very seriously. That is why there is yet another anti-corruption court being opened here (Mutare) today. I am also here as prosecutor-general to reassure you that the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPAZ) will not compromise on corruption."

He said corruption was now a threat to people's livelihoods.

"It chokes our hopes and aspirations as a nation to the extent that it undermines the peace and security of our people. Everyone is agreed that corruption in Zimbabwe has reached alarming levels and is affecting the service delivery, the economic turn around and social order," Hodzi said.

"Everyone is agreed that corruption in Zimbabwe has reached alarming levels and affecting service delivery, foreign direct investment, the economic turn around and social order. The cost of corruption ultimately, is development denied to our citizens and youth robbed of a brighter future."

He added that justice delivery actors needed capacitating and continuous retraining in order to combat corruption effectively.

Hodzi said the NPA was currently dialoguing with the Justice ministry, Treasury and Civil Service Commission to align the conditions of service and remuneration of the prosecutors and non-prosecutorial members of staff.

"This is because we are aware of the need to capacitate and ring-fence the prosecutors. Prosecutors, like all other relevant actors of the justice delivery sector, must be well-remunerated so that they are single-mindedly focused on the task at hand," he said.

- newsday

Tags: Graft, Fightoing, Hodzi,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Hubby kills wife over Ecocash

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 June 2019 | 42 Views

Joice Mujuru warns Oppah Muchinguri

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 June 2019 | 45 Views

10 romantic short haircuts for round faces

by Staff Writer | 18 June 2019 | 25 Views

New dispensation a far fetched idea

by Leonard Koni | 18 June 2019 | 106 Views

'Chinese infect Zimbabwean women with STIs'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 June 2019 | 150 Views

RTGS$ will plunge more

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 173 Views

Man stones motorists, obstructing Mnangagwa's wife

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 120 Views

Chinese national beats up Chief in Norton

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 143 Views

Zanu-PF youths push for seizure of Grace's 15 farms

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 89 Views

Police intensify blitz on money changers

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 117 Views

1 female candidate for Lupane East poll

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 88 Views

14 Zimbabwean students earn Indian scholarships

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 82 Views

Mnangagwa meets foreign Press corps

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 86 Views

Matutu warns cartels

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 84 Views

Mnangagwa's POLAD progressive, says top MDC-T official

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 80 Views

New twist to Zesa bigwigs' case

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 96 Views

Armed robbers raid city gold dealer

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 70 Views

$100 000 Good Samaritan only gets a 'Thank you' and $0?

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 75 Views

5 Bulawayo lawyers in High Court Judges short list

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 56 Views

High Court sets rules for ZACC interviews

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 57 Views

What is BF's carrying capacity

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 64 Views

Man buries mother alone

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 72 Views

Govt departments must respect senior citizens: Auxillia

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 54 Views

Nurses on go-slow

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 57 Views

Zanu-PF hounds Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 73 Views

Zesa to demolish Bulawayo Power Station towers

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 73 Views

'Exporters must invest in trademark protection'

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 41 Views

Zimbabwe has an artisan shortage, here is how to fix it

by Jacob Kudzayi Mutisi | 18 June 2019 | 83 Views

Khupe, demos top Chamisa MDC agenda

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 58 Views

Police bust Plumtree cattle rustling syndicate

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 45 Views

Drummond Ranch: A tale of modern-day slavery

by Nkululeko Sibanda | 18 June 2019 | 56 Views

Baba Harare 'dates' Bev for new video

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 42 Views