Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi,
Prosecutor General, Zimbabwe,
Dear Mr. K. Hodzi,
RE: LETTER OF CONCERN AND REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION INTO THE
UNLAWFUL VISITATION OF AN ACCUSED PARTY IN JAIL BY AN AGGRIEVED PARTY
The above refers.
capacity as a Member of Parliament and mandated in my role of legislation,
representation and oversight in both constituency and national interest and indeed as a concerned citizen of Zimbabwe, I hereby raise my extreme consternation over a visit made by a one, Mr. Delish Nguwaya to a Mr. Felix Munyaradzi who is currently on remand in custody at Harare Remand Prison.
My concern arises from the fact that Mr. Munyaradzi is the accused person in a matter where he is alleged to have duped Mr. Nguwaya and others of money for land. Mr. Nguwaya is
alleged to be covertly visiting Mr. Munyaradzi for the purposes of extorting Mr. Munyaradzi to
enable his release from prison. Mr. Nguwaya has made two such nefarious visits in the
company of certain individuals from the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) in the President’s
Office without the presence of the Investigating Officer. Is this standard practice?
It goes beyond any ethical or lawful explanation to understand how Mr. Nguwaya may be granted such access given the circumstances. These unlawful visits have the propensity to
compromise the case and promote evidence tampering. Suffice to say the illicit, unrecorded visits to solicit bribes is in its very self, of a criminal nature.
I therefore urgently request for an immediate investigation to be conducted into the alleged
visits by Mr. Nguyawa and for justice to prevail accordingly.
A further point I seek clarity on is with regards to who the Special Anti-Corruption Commission reports to and their role thereof? My belief is that the unit should report directly to yourself as the Prosecutor General. The notion is that the unit reports directly to His Excellency which
unfortunately has the propensity to promote abuse of office and foster the unsavoury practices of indiscriminate arrests and opportunity for extortion in the false name of the President.
Reporting to and working from the Prosecutor General’s office would go a long way towards
mitigating the prevalence of criminal syndicates from forming.
I trust that the above will meet with your urgent attention and I look forward to your response.
Hon. Temba P. Mliswa (MP)