By Paul Nyathi|President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that he has officially set up his own anti corruption prosecution unit.
Mnangagwa revealed that he set up a seven-member team of lawyers to constitute an Anti-Corruption Prosecution Unit in his office which he created recently in his efforts to intensify fights against graft.
The President has since his inauguration last year pledged to fight corruption, which he singled out as stymieing economic growth and scaring foreign investors away.
President Mnangagwa said those engaging in corruption should be warned that the law will soon catch up with them.
Mnangagwa said this while addressing ZANU PF supporters at a rally at Chinzanga Primary School in Mtoko Mashonaland East Province on Saturday.
“This new dispensation says down with corruption, down with corruption, down with corruption. I hear that here, there are councils, rural district councils and urban councils that are corrupt,” said the President to thunderous cheers from the bumper crowd.
“Now, I want those who are engaging in corruption to listen. Today, before I came here, I had a meeting with seven lawyers, prosecutors.
“I have assembled a team of seven well experienced prosecutors. I have established the Anti-Corruption Prosecution Unit in the Office of the President to deal with corruption issues. So (those engaging in corruption) be warned.”