CHRR hails plans to establish Economic and Financial Crimes Court

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Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has commended government’s move to establish a specialized court for corruption related cases.

This follows the statement by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Titus Mvalo that the Ministry is planning to introduce a bill in Parliament for the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Court.

The special court aims at expediting corruption cases that are taking long to conclude due to limited capacity in the courts.

In an interview with YFM Online, CHRR’s Executive Director Micheal Kaiyatsa called on government to adequately support the court financially to ensure that it is well resourced in order for the court to be effective and meaningful in the country.

“This special court should have adequate judges in order to facilitate and expedite corruption cases that are stalling in our courts,” Kaiyatsa said.

“We are grateful for this development as it is of great importance, but we would be happier if the minister provided us a clear indication on when exactly will this move be fulfilled.”

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