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Anti-Corruption Commission Act [Chapter 9:22]
Act 13/2004 (General Notice 548/2004)

November 26, 2004

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Published in Government Gazette 26th November, 2004 as Act 13/2004 (General Notice 548/2004)
Effective: January 14, 2005, brought into operation by SI 4/2005





1. Short title and date of commencement.
2. Interpretation.
3. Anti-Corruption Commission to be a corporate body.
4. Appointment of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of Commission.
5. Qualifications of Chairperson.
6. Tenure of office of members.
7. Conditions of service of members.
8. Disclosure of interests by members.
9. Disqualification for appointment as a member.
10. Termination of membership.
11. Objects of Commission.
12. Functions of Commission.
13. Powers of Commission.
14. Staff of Commission.
15. Meetings of Commission.
16. Committees of Commission.
17. Reports of Commission.
18. Funds of Commission.
19. Regulations.

To provide for the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Commission in order to combat corruption, and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

WHEREAS section 108A of the Constitution provides as follows:

“108A Anti-Corruption Commission
(1) There shall be an Anti-corruption Commission consisting of at least four and not more than nine members appointed by the President.
(2) Persons appointed to the Anti-Corruption Commission shall be persons of integrity chosen for their knowledge of and experience in administration or the prosecution or investigation of crime or for their general suitability for appointment and—

(a) at least one shall be entitled to practise as a legal practitioner; and
(b) at least one shall be entitled to practise as an auditor or public accountant in Zimbabwe; and
(c) at least one shall have had not less than ten years’ experience in the investigation of crime

(3) The Anti-Corruption Commission shall have the following functions:—

(a) to combat corruption, theft, misappropriation, abuse of power and other improprieties in the conduct of affairs in both the public and private sectors;
(b) to make recommendations to the Government and to organizations in the private sector on measures to enhance integrity and accountability and to prevent improprieties; and
(c) to exercise any other functions that may be conferred or imposed on the Commission by or under an Act of Parliament.

(4) An Act of Parliament may confer powers on the Anti-Corruption Commission, including power—

(a) to conduct investigations and inquiries on its own initiative or on receipt of complaints;
(b) to require assistance from members of the Police Force and other investigative agencies of the State; and
(c) through the Attorney-General, to secure the prosecution of persons for corruption, theft, misappropriation, abuse of power and other improprieties.”;

AND WHEREAS Heads of States and of Governments of the Southern African Development Community have, by signing the SADC Protocol Against Corruption on the 14th of August, 2001 in Blantyre, Malawi, accepted that corruption is a serious problem that needs to be tackled as a matter of extreme urgency, and committed themselves to fight corruption and undertaken to put in place measures and mechanisms that would eliminate the scourge of corruption;

AND WHEREAS it is desirable to make further provision for the Anti-Corruption Commission and for persons employed in connection with that Commission;

NOW THEREFORE, be it enacted by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe as follows:—

1 Short title and date of commencement
(1) This Act may be cited as the Anti-Corruption Commission Act [Chapter 9:22].
(2) This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by statutory instrument:

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