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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...

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Land corruption gets global recognition

By Byron Mutingwende There is global recognition of land corruption as an impediment to development. The World Bank recently held a conference from March 14-18, 2016, in Washington DC that was attended by government officials, academics, civil society players, the private sector, and the development community...