By Staff Reporter
The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) has descended on Kwekwe City Council as part of an anti corruption drive it has emerged.
Zacc Spokesperson John Makamure in an interview said the anti graft board has teamed up with the Local Government Ministry to carry out a systems review of some local authorities across the country and Kwekwe is one of the local authorities.
“What I can confirm is that we have teamed up with Ministry of Local Government to carry out a systems and compliance review of local authorities in order to identify and close loopholes for corruption. So we have teams visiting various local authorities and Kwekwe is one of the local authorities which we are visiting,” Makamure said.
Earlier this year Zacc said it was investigating Kwekwe City Council. The probe by the national anti graft board is said to have started last year, though no arrests have been made so far.
Kwekwe residents have been demanding for an external audit of their council’s operations following reports of underhand dealings.
Meanwhile, Kwekwe Mayor Angeline Kasipo said indeed Kwekwe City had received visitors but not from ZACC.
“It’s the land auditors who have been sent to all 32 urban local authorities by the minister. They will be here for 10 days starting today. This particular group started in Shurugwi, then Redcliff and they are now here,” Kasipo said.