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President Mnangagwa swears in female judge as new anti-corruption boss

HARARE– On Thursday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn into office Loice Matanda-Moyo as the new head of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).

According to policymakers, the ZACC is a constitutional body whose functions revolve around combating corruption as well as encouraging transparency, honesty and financial discipline in both the public and private sectors.

The old ZACC, headed by Job Whabira, was disbanded in February this year after Mnangagwa felt it had failed to serve its mandate.

The Presidency confirmed that other members of the commission will be appointed soon after public interviews to be conducted by Parliament in the near future.

Justice Moyo

Matanda-Moyo, who is a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and wife to Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo, said she would fight corruption as vigorously as she could.

“Corruption is a vice that must be fought strenuously and I will fight corruption.

“My message to the corrupt is immediately stop corruption,” she told state news agency New Ziana after taking the oaths of office and loyalty.

Mnangagwa has since his ascendency to power in 2017 declared corruption as one of the country’s top enemies.

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Ben Mabande

Ben Mabande is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.

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