Senator calls for the creation of special courts to deal with corruption and to complement ZACC
Zanu PF Senator Shadrach Chipanga (Manicaland) has urged the government to create special courts to deal with corruption. Zimbabwe was ranked 150/167 on the Trasparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.
In a speech in the Senate last week, Chipanga said:
To deal with corruption we must come up with special courts which are specifically set up to deal with that,
We need to shift the burden of duty in the courts from the prosecutor to the accused person, for instance, if one has been found with a lot of money the prosecutor should be allowed to ask the accused person to account for the riches.
The issue of corruption is now rife even in business. When dealing with corruption, handling people with kid gloves cannot work. This is because the current laws that we have say that if an accused person is arrested he is innocent until proven guilty.