Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Zimbabwe: Harare Magistrate Blasts Anti-Corruption Prosecutors for lack of Seriousness

-

Harare magistrate Mr Nyasha Vitorini yesterday blasted anti-corruption prosecutors for lack of seriousness when the State applied for the postponement of former National Social Security Authority (NSSA) general manager Elizabeth Chitiga’s case involving $31 million.

Chitiga is facing allegations of abuse of office.

Prosecutor Mr Michael Chakandida applied for the postponement of the case, citing that it was recently allocated to him.

Mr Vitorini asked if the State was serious about prosecuting the matter.

- Advertisement -

Read MoreZimbabwe: Govt Urged to Expedite the Money Laundering Amendment Bill

“These anti-corruption cases lack seriousness of the court business, the court should be taken seriously,” he said.

“I saved my diary the whole morning for a postponement.

“There is a certain vibe I am getting, on overdrive, but nothing happening on the ground.

- Advertisement -

“I am not amused by your conduct. This is a court of law, court business should be taken seriously.”

Chitiga’s lawyer Mr Jonathan Samukange said his client felt she was being “persecuted instead of prosecuted”.

Mr Vitorini said courtesy demands communicating in time when changes occurred.

The matter was postponed to July 18.

MUST READ

Julius Baer to deny two former CEOs their bonuses over money laundering scandal

Julius Baer will withhold millions of francs in bonuses from its former chief executives Boris Collardi and Bernhard Hodler, as a result of a...

Goldman Sachs executives to cover part payments of $3 billion fines in 1MDB scandal

Nine current or former Goldman Sachs executives, including CEO David Solomon, will have to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation over...

Goldman Sachs agrees $3 billion settlement with US DoJ over 1MDB corruption scandal

Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay nearly $3bn (£2.3bn) in the US to end a probe of its role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal. The...

Hong Kong fines Goldman Sachs $350 million over 1MDB scandal

Goldman Sachs ignored multiple red flags over the multibillion-dollar fundraisings it arranged for state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, Hong Kong’s financial regulator said on...

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton fires top aide who accused him of bribery

Lacey Mase, one of the top aides who accused Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of crimes including bribery and abuse of office, has been fired, she told The...

Subscribe For More

Get our daily notification on the latest financial crimes news around the World

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest News

This Week

Former Malawi minister sentenced to six years in prison over passport corruption scandal

A court in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe on Thursday sentenced a former home minister to six years in prison after he was found guilty in...

Former Jacksonville City Council members set for sentencing in fraud case

Former Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown are scheduled to be in federal court Tuesday to begin a hearing on their...

Former Columbus mayor Eisenga charged with bank fraud

A former Columbus mayor and businessman who was once at the center of a controversial bill aimed at reducing child support payments for wealthy...

Hong Kong fines Goldman Sachs $350 million over 1MDB scandal

Goldman Sachs ignored multiple red flags over the multibillion-dollar fundraisings it arranged for state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, Hong Kong’s financial regulator said on...
Advertisement

Adblock Detected!

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting our website.

Enable Notifications    Ok No thanks