ZACC aspirants chopped down to 35

ZACC aspirants chopped down to 35
Published: 27 May 2019 (208 Views)
NEARLY 100 individuals, who applied to sit on the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), have been chopped from the nomination list after failing to meet expected attributes, The Sunday Mail has established.

It has been gathered that Parliament completed vetting the initial 133 applicants and has come up with a list of ‘about 35' candidates who are set to undergo public interviews.

The interviews are expected in the coming weeks, after which a final list of 10 commissioners will be selected to replace the former Zacc members who resigned in January.

The impending interviews are a show of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's pledge to step up in the fight against corruption.

In an interview, Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda said vetting of the prospective candidates had been completed after a thorough process.

"I am glad to announce that after a very thorough process, the Committee on Standing Orders and Rules (CSOR) of Parliament has completed the vetting of prospective candidates," he said.

"We completed the short list yesterday (Thursday).

"We are actually working on publishing the finalised list to the public through adverts in the media.

"The process was very thorough. It was characterised by absolute professionalism."

However, Mr Chokuda could not divulge the names of the candidates who made it for interviews, saying due process was being followed to ensure that the successful candidates are informed first.

Asked how many candidates had sailed through from the initial 133, Mr Chokuda said, "We are talking of about 35 or so."

He said Parliament will soon publish the dates for the interviews, adding that "they will definitely be conducted in June."

The preliminary list of 133 comprised several high profile figures drawn from different sections of society. Former legislators Mr Gabriel Chaibva, Mr Tongai Matutu, Ms Jessie Majome and Mr Blessing Chebundo, former editors Mr Tommy Sithole and Mr Geoffrey Nyarota as well as ex-magistrates Mr Never Katiyo, Mr Wilbert Mandinde, Ms Caroline Chigumira and Mr Vakayi Chikwekwe were on the list.

Lawyers that threw their names in the hat include Mr Tinomuda Chinyoka, Advocate Michael Majuru, Mr Brian Kashangura, Mr Mehluli Tshuma, Adv Greyson Nyoni and Mr Tichie Garagbwa.

From the academia, Professor James Kurasha, Prof Simon Mukwembi and Mr Joseph Kurebwa were the notables.

Other prominent figures were Foreign Affairs and International Trade permanent secretary Ambassador James Manzou, former Clerk of Parliament Mr Austin Zvoma, banker Mr James Mushore, former police officers Edmore Veterai and Ms Angeline Guvamombe, former GMB general manager Mr Albert Mandizha, Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust executive director John Makamure and musician Ms Shuvai Wutawunashe. Vetting of the prospective candidates has taken about two months.

When the window for objections was opened, red flags were raised on some of the applicants.

Zimbabwe's Constitution stipulates that Zacc members "must be chosen for their integrity and their knowledge of and experience in administration".

In a special Independence Day interview with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) recently, President Mnangagwa pledged to untiringly fight corruption.

"I now realise that corruption is deep-rooted. I thought that by pronouncing that let's fight corruption, those who are corrupt would fear and stop; it's not like that. It's so rooted that you have to fight it from A to Z. In most systems, structures and institutions, there is an element of corruption," said the Head of State.

Fighting corruption is considered to be integral in the country's quest to attain an upper middle-income economy by 2030.

- sundaymail

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwe's success inevitable, says Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 151 Views

Mugabe died a sad man

by newzimbabwe | 15 September 2019 | 176 Views

Zinara looters put on notice

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 152 Views

Ramaphosa apologises for xenophobia

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 105 Views

Mugabe funeral programme shifts to Zvimba

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 190 Views

Zimbabwe nears SA industry loans deal

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 112 Views

Crafty Bob is not just history but our history

by Bishop Lazi | 15 September 2019 | 118 Views

G40's ahistorical narrative

by Ranga Mataire | 15 September 2019 | 105 Views

A too-comfortable end for Mugabe

by Jason L Riley | 15 September 2019 | 130 Views

Mnangagwa may not revenge against Grace Mugabe

by newzimbabwe | 15 September 2019 | 103 Views

Final salute for Robert Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 74 Views

'The West is upset about Zimbabwean land'

by Prof Arthur Mutambara | 15 September 2019 | 122 Views

South Africans need a history lesson

by Mtandazo Dube | 15 September 2019 | 111 Views

'Foreigners can now invest in Zimbabwe's restricted sectors'

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 128 Views

Grace Mugabe praised

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 111 Views

Zesa, BCC agree on compensation for power station use

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 102 Views

The 'Zimbabwean' mogul in SA police's crosshairs

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 135 Views

Can Bosso stand Colliery heat?

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 79 Views

ZB Bank introduces WhatsApp banking

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 73 Views

Sables beat Zambia, win Victoria Cup

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 58 Views

College charges extra on EcoCash

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 36 Views

Concern over sharp increase in armed robbery cases

by Staff reportetr | 15 September 2019 | 41 Views

'18 people living in one room'

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 57 Views

Zimbabwe stuck with expired medical drugs, says committee

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 45 Views

Mugabe: The socio-genesis, posterity of Pan-Africanism

by Richard Runyararo Mahomva | 15 September 2019 | 95 Views

Bulawayo City Council workers demand housing stands

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 29 Views

The installation of the Lozwi King at Emawabeni

by Pathisa Nyathi | 15 September 2019 | 95 Views

Graca Machel: Appreciate Mugabe's role in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 36 Views

Gukurahundi victims react to Mugabe death

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 38 Views

The other side of Mugabe

by Nqaba Matshazi | 15 September 2019 | 65 Views

Did Mugabe propose to marry Barack Obama?

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 38 Views

Cop jailed for shooting suspect

by Stafg reporter | 15 September 2019 | 39 Views

Stop mourning Mugabe, family says

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 52 Views

Robert Mugabe: Lessons to be learnt

by Kenneth Mufuka | 15 September 2019 | 74 Views

Inside the fight over Robert Mugabe's body

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 41 Views

'Mugabe was unrepentant'

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 36 Views

Mnangagwa's police refuse to charge Mutodi with hate crimes

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 44 Views

Jealous hubby kills neighbour

by Staff reporter | 15 September 2019 | 46 Views