Parliament summons ACB
The Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament has summoned the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to discuss the wrangles regarding the prosecution of Cashgate cases that have been going on between the ACB and office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Chairperson of the Legal Affairs Committee Maxwell Thyolera could not disclose the purpose of the summon when asked by The Daily Times but only confirmed the meeting.
However, other sources from Parliament revealed that the meeting is for the committee to get information about the wrangles.
“We are going to discuss the wrangle between Director of Public Prosecutions and the Anti-Corruption Bureau on their differences on prosecution of Cashgate cases. The two offices have been in conflict on prosecution of Cashgate cases,” the source said.
The strained relationship between DPP and ACB led to further revelations that the DPP is not acting on 33 Cashgate –related case files that ACB handed over for prosecution.
According to media reports, one year and six months have passed since the case files were submitted to DPP and up to now no prosecution has started.
DPP Mary Kachale has been accusing ACB of being morally compromised and recently filed a report to the parliamentary committee accusing ACB of hiding information that has resulted in her office failing to conclude some cases, including those related to Cashgate.
However, ACB told the committee that it had submited 33 case files whose investigations were already concluded.
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