Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Acting President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has thrown his weight behind the 'Against Corruption Together Campaign' revealing that the government is set to establish a special court for the management and prosecution of corruption related cases .

Cde Mnangagwa was speaking in Mvuma during the official opening of Mvuma Magistrates Court.

Addressing thousands of people who gathered to witness the official opening of one of the 22 courts built throughout the country through the partnership between the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and the Royal Danish Embassy, the Acting President said it is only when people accept the reality of the scourge of corruption and the willingness to openly tackle it that the country stands a better chance of winning the battle against the social vice.

He said government is ready to support any initiative to fight corruption and concerted efforts are required in all sectors of the economy to deal with the scourge which has become the biggest threat to socio-economic development in the country.

Cde Mnangagwa also expressed gratitude to the people of Denmark for their strong resolve in ignoring calls by other European countries to withhold aid to Zimbabwe.

Midlands Minister of State Cde Jason Machaya hailed the partnership between the JSC and Danida saying it is a great investment that will provide access to justice for many people in Mvuma.

The representative from the Royal Danish Embassy Mrs Signe Winding Albjerg said the partnership has seen the building, equipping and furnishing of 22 new magistrates' courts spread throughout the country.

Before the construction of the new court house, Mvuma was being run as a circuit court from Gweru with a magistrate going there once a week despite the high number of both civil and criminal cases which needed trying.

The lack of infrastructure directly contributed to disadvantaging the entire Chirumhanzu community.


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