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Pastor Evan Mawarire, the brains behind #ThisFlag campaign

This flag campaign a fight to end corruption, bad governance and looting

Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has hailed the campaign by Pastor Evan Mawarire as an initiative that needs the support of all citizens to take action and voice their concerns against corruption, bad governance and looting of resources. The campaign reached its crescendo on the 16 of...

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ZACC mandate not a public relations platform.

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The leading independent anti-graft body, Transparency International Zimbabwe has said that it is foolhardy for the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to divert from its core mandate and concentrate on sprucing up its public image. The remarks follow state-media reports to the effect that the...

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TIZ prescribes alternatives to address rampant corruption in local authorities

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has prescribed a cocktail of alternatives meant to address rampant corruption in local authorities. The recommendations follow a plethora of increasing cases of corruption in the local authorities, a development that has negatively impacted service delivery. The Executive Director of TIZ,...

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ALAC, partners successfully host joint anti-corruption campaign

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Various stakeholders in partnership with Transparency international Zimbabwe (TIZ)’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) unit successfully hosted a joint mobile legal aid campaign that attracted people from various walks of life. The joint mobile legal aid clinic was held by ALAC with its...

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TIZ Informal Sector Anti-corruption Advocacy gets buy-in from vendors

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Attempts to regulate the growing informal sector are often tainted in corruption, a development that has seen the leading independent anti-graft body, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) stepping up its advocacy work in dealing with the vice. The Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT) 2014 Report...

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TIZ, Supreme Court scuttle plot to defraud former mine workers

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The intervention of Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) and the Supreme Court have put on halt alleged attempts to defraud fired employees of their retrenchment package and other benefits by Freda Rebecca Mine and the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ). In a determination...

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Speak with one voice against corruption – Youths urged

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE A youth dialogue meeting against corruption revealed that the fight against the vice requires sharing expertise locally and globally and the involvement of citizens and stakeholders to speak with one voice on tackling it. This emerged at a meeting held at Moto Republik on...

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Monopoly and discretion without accountability fuelling corruption

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The last three months have witnessed the surfacing of grand cases of corruption, with that at the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) being the most recent, as monopoly and discretion without accountability were blamed for the proliferation of graft among the institutions. In March, President...

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Security officers robbing diamond panners in Marange

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Security officers including soldiers and the police are allegedly robbing illegal diamond miners of valuables including cash, cellphones and diamonds. Three weeks ago, Callistas Kusangaya (34) illegally got into the diamond mining area belonging to DMC with four others and dug for the gemstones. On...

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Speaker sets right tone for good governance

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda has set the right tone for the advancement of democracy, the protection of human rights, the upholding of the rule of law and promoting good governance which are important ingredients for transparent and accountable societies. Mudenda...

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ZACC corruption exposes lack of willingness to curb the rot

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The government has been urged to expedite the process of establishing transparent and democratic institutions so as to deal with corruption that has permeated across all spheres of life. Recent media reports to the effect that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) squandered more than...

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Woman abuses public office to evade arrest by traffic cops

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE A woman who flouted traffic rules and regulations by talking on the phone whilst driving evaded arrest after producing a certified document that showed she was a senior government official. The incident happened in the full glare of a senior manager of a local...

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Corruption allegations opportunity to reform the anti-graft body

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Should the corruption allegations against the four suspended managers of the Zimbabwe Anti -Corruption Commission (ZACC) be true, this provides an opportunity for the state to reform the anti-graft body, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has said.   ZACC was formed by the government to combat...

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Promoting Good Governance in Climate Financing key to achieving SDGs

By Byron Mutingwende Zimbabwe, like many countries globally is experiencing drastic effects of climate change and thus prioritises the operationalisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly, SDG Number 13 which speaks to the need to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Speaking at...

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Land corruption impacting women negatively

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Women are at the receiving end of land corruption as their livelihoods are being negatively impacted in instances where their land is appropriated for other purposes. This emerged at a Women, Land and Corruption Documentary Launch and Policy Dialogue held by Transparency International Zimbabwe...

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Zimbabwe committed to compensate for acquired land

By Byron Mutingwende In a bid to bring normalcy, the Zimbabwean government has reiterated its commitment to speedily bring to finality the issue of compensation owed to all the former farm owners who lost their land during the land redistribution exercise. Speaking during a workshop organized by...

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Combat corruption issues – vendors urged

By Byron Mutingwende Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ)recently held a meetingat the Hellenic Community Club in Mutare City Centre that was meant to improve the capacity of informal sector stakeholders to deal with corruption and empower them on how to promote good corporate governance in their work. Participants...

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Public interest litigation a tool to fight corruption

By Byron Adonis Mutingwende High levels of corruption in a society are likely to disable a state from fulfilling its duties to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of its citizens. It erodes both the state’s capacity to and the public’s confidence that the state...