My Government Is Open for Justice In Courts: ED
'...as he fights anti-corruption'
President Emerson Mnangagwa says the “Zimbabwe is open for business mantra” is being adopted in the justice delivery system as his government is pushing for open courts, which will pave way for just judicial services in the so-called new dispensation era.
Officially opening the new Labour Court in Harare today, Mnangagwa said the courts must have transparency and free of corruption.
“It is disheartening that we have three labour courts in the country for all the hard-working Zimbabweans, but my government is pushing for justice and transparency in all courts.
“My government will also continuously revise the labour laws and to make sure that the courts are serving the interests of the people,” he said.
Mnangagwa who has, since coming into power in 2017, has been criticised for being inept and not dealing sufficiently enough with corruption cases, especially those involving senior government officials, said, he is not happy with how corruption cases have been handled and moved in the courts.
He said that he is very disappointed by the speed at which cases involving those who were arrested for corruption are moving.
“I’m disappointed that corruption cases are not moving. We want to create a corruption free society and my government is fully committed to the rule of law,” he said.
Most of the cases which involve mainly, former ministers who served during the former President, Rober Mugabe’s era are still within the courts without any finalization since 2017.
The list includes former foreign affairs Minister Walter Mzembi and Local government and public works minister Savior Kasukuwere who are on the run and have warrants of arrests served for them by the courts.
The suspended Zimbabwe Chief Magistrate, Mishrod Guvamombe is also in court answering to charges of corruption and his case has raised eyebrows as it is taking time to finalize.