Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson Loice Matanda Moyo has blamed Covid-19 for failing to arrest corrupt crimininals.

In an interview with SABC, Matanda said with COVID-19 they were no longer arresting and detaining criminals which slowed down the process.

Matanda said they were sending dockets to the national prosecuting authority, so that those matters proceed by way of summons.

“So they are high profile cases which have been submitted to the National prosecuting authority and understand that there are over 102 cases have now been set down. So you’re going to see a lot of movement of cases,” she said.

Only 35 cases that have been investigated have been sent to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for filing with the High Court.

Matanda said since the commission started in 2019, only three properties have been frozen in South Africa.

The Commission (ZACC) is targeting to recover US$50 million worth of assets believed to be proceeds of corruption.