LSZ slams Hodzi over lawyers' graft claims

HARARE - Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has slammed Prosecutor-General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi after he alleged legal practitioners dominate the list of corrupt officials, suggesting the allegations are exaggerated and disparaging in nature.

who was on Wednesday sworn in as the substantive PG, said in an interview with State media that the most heinous corruption is emanating from the legal practitioners.

The LSZ denied the corruption allegations, and said Hodzi never raised the issue with them even though he has been in office for months.

“Is the PG not convicting these lawyers before investigations are concluded? It is disconcerting that Hodzi having been in this office for six months in an acting capacity never saw the wisdom in bringing such serious allegations to the attention of the Law Society Council.

“One would wonder why these lawyers who are alleged to be corrupt are not being prosecuted, especially when the PG seemingly suggests that he is armed with incriminating evidence against these lawyers,” LSZ said in a statement. 


 

Comments (6)

Maybe he's got Godwills Masimirembwa in mind?... the ZEC crew?

Sagitarr - 28 January 2019

i only know 1 corrupt lawyer ie Magodora in kwekwe

Chief Nduku - 28 January 2019

The PG is right if he had engaged the LSZ the allegation will not have seen light of day. With the cancerous corruption at alarming levels drastic moves are they way to; allege (make public) investigate and convict.

Sinyo - 29 January 2019

it is true just get arrested or get someone arrested and see the way magistrates,prosecutors and defence lawyers have their own little 'cartels' where you can pay a defence lawyer who then pays the pp and mag

Wezhira - 30 January 2019

I have evidence in three cases against the Masater of the High Court and some so called lawyers. Wills of deceased persons and their files have gone missing at the Master of the High Court of Zimbabwe. Beneficiaries of deceased estates are being defrauded by lawyers and officials at the Master of the High Court of Zimbabwe. My blood pressure skyrocketed after these experiences. Hodzi is right. I have some names to give him.

Ndiani Ndiani - 30 January 2019

lawyers are the most corrupt lot in zimbabwe.They make our judicial a laughing stock.

ty - 30 January 2019

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