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Adv. Mpofu wants to prosecute top NSSA looters

By Tariro Senderayi

Seasoned lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu has agreed to take up Alex Magaisa’s idea to offer his legal services for free to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) in prosecuting people and companies named in the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Audit Report.

The NSSA Audit Report has revealed serious acts of corrupt practices that took place at the authority perpetrated by Ministers, some members of the board, management as well as some other companies that include Metbank.

Advocate Mpofu said people who have been involved in corrupt practices are well known and that ZACC chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo should give him the three biggest people named in the NSSA corruption to prosecute

“We know who it is that has raided the public purse. We know who looted Chiadzwa…We are fully aware of what happened with Command Agriculture.

The true but untold NSSA story is known to us, even to the minutest detail…We are ready to act but we will only act against the corrupters of the corrupt, the bishops of thievery.

“This is my PUBLIC offer to you Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo the ZACC chairperson…Give me three of the big ones. Give me three who have looted our billions and I will prosecute them for FREE.

“The ball is in your court, M’lady. The world serves the daring,” he said.

The NSSA corruption is being viewed as a test case for government in terms of dealing with rampant corruption that has bedevilled the country and has also reportedly put off potential investors.

Unlike in the past where corruption was generally reported in the private sector, corruption in Zimbabwe is being perpetrated by government officials who are taking advantage of loopholes in government systems.

Zanu PF Youth League a few months ago released a list of suspected corrupt government officials including Ministers.

And a statement of intent, one of the people named on the youth league list Prisca Mupfumira has since been arrested and is currently before the courts answering to charges of corruption.

It, however, remains to be seen if ZACC will accept the offer from Advocate Mpofu who became a household name in Zimbabwe following his legal maxims which excited non-legal citizens during the Nelson Chamisa election court challenge.

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is a male journalist in Zimbabwe and has been practising since September 2009. He used to the editor for The Business Connect (newspaper) in Harare, has his own news website Tourism Focus which is biased towards the tourism sector. Daniel is also working with Magamba Network on their project called Open Parliament where they do live coverage of Parliamentary activities on Twitter and Facebook. He is currently the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum, is a member of Zimbabwe Small Broadcasters Association and a board member of Digital Communication Network. He holds a Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Christian College of Southern Africa (CCOSA), a certificate in Youth leadership training from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a certificate in Citizen Journalism from Magamba Network and is currently a first-year student at Zimbabwe Open University studying for a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Ethics and Organisational Leadership.

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