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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission?

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is an independent commission created to combat corruption and crime. It is established in terms of Chapter 13, Part 1 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe

When and how was it established?

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission was established on the 8th of September 2005 when His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe swore in the first commissioners. The establishment of ZACC is conducted in accordance to the Constitution of Zimbabwe and the Anti-Corruption Commission Act which outline ZACC’s powers, functions and objectives

How can we, as citizens benefit from an Anti-Corruption Commission?

An independent and strengthened Anti-Corruption Commission provides a platform for citizens to report corruption allegations and receive redress thereof.

The existence of an Anti-Corruption Commission can ensure that corruption is curbed thereby promoting the rule of law and enabling the economic and social development of the country.

Does Zimbabwe really need an Anti-Corruption Commission?

Yes, Zimbabwe needs a functional, independent Anti-Corruption Commission. Such a body can not only ensure the prevention of corruption but it can also enforce the criminalisation thereof.

History of the
Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission.

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission was preceded by the non-independent Anti-Corruption Commission established on the 8th of September 2005 by the Anti-Corruption Commission Act (Chapter 9:22). It was established with a key mandate to combat corruption, theft, misappropriation, abuse of power and improper conduct in the public and private sectors. The first Commission was headed by Chairperson Abdulman Eric Harid (The First black Comptroller and Auditor-General). The other members were: Dr Rutendo Faith Wutaunashe (Deputy Chairperson), Commissioner Bessie Fadzai Nhandara, Commissioner Kuziwa Nyamwanza, Commissioner Brigadier General Elasto Madzingira, Commissioner Juliet Machoba, Commissioner Retired Police Senior Assistant Commissioner Casper Khumalo, Commissioner Alice Nkomo and Commissioner Johannes Tomana. Commissioner Johannes Tomana was later appointed Prosecutor-General but was not replaced. Administratively, the Commission reported to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC). The Commission was responsible for establishment of its first secretariat. The Anti-Corruption Commission operated through a three-pronged strategy namely: Investigations, Corporate Governance and Corruption Prevention, Public Education, Publicity and Research.
The second commission was appointed during the Government of National Unity (GNU) tenure. It was headed by Retired Brigadier General Denford Chirindo. The term of office was two years for Commissioners and three (3) years for the Chairperson. Other members were: Commissioner Advocate Theresa Mugadza (Deputy Chairperson), Commissioner Emmanuel Chimwanda, Commissioner Shephard Gwasira, Commissioner Dr Goodwill Shana, Commissioner Dr Elita Sakupwanya, Commissioner Lakayana. C. K. Duve. The other two Commissioners (Commissioner Zivanai Rusike and Commissioner Anna Chitsike) did not assume duty. Administratively, the Commission reported to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Commission is credited for putting in place some of the operational procedure manuals. The Commission developed the 2012-2016 ZACC Strategic Plan. Their strategy remained focused on the three-pronged approach namely Prevention, Public Education and Investigations.
During this period, there was no Commission in place. The post of Chief Executive Officer was changed by the Second Commission to Secretary of Commission. During this period, the Acting Secretary reported to the Secretary for Home Affairs on all administrative matters pending the appointment of a new Commission. The Commission adapted the Integrated Result Based Management (IRBM) in line with the civil service.
The Third Commission was headed by Dr Job Whabira. Other Commission members were Dr. Nannette Silukhuni (Deputy Chairperson), Commissioner Farai Chinyani, Commissioner Denford Chirindo, Commissioner Dr. Catherine Muchechetere, Commissioner Boyana Ndou, Commissioner Christina Fundira and Commissioner Goodson Nguni. The Commission initiated the decentralization of ZACC to Bulawayo and Gweru. Another sub-office was opened in Harare at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) show-grounds. The 3rd Commission adopted the three-pronged approach and added another 4th component that of International Cooperation. This resulted in the establishment of the External Relations and International Conventions Unit with a view to strengthen international cooperation.





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