We Prioritize Cases - Matemba

Matemba also cherishes good relationship with HRDC in the fight against corruption Matemba also cherishes good relationship with HRDC in the fight against corruption - file photo

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says is giving priority to complaints as they come according to relevance.

ACB Director General, Reyneck Matemba, says they prioritize cases because they “recognize that we cannot pursue all the cases at once.

“In the ACB we have what we call prioritization matrix. We prioritize which cases to start with. When we want to investigate cases at the ACB, we look at amount of the money involved, profile of the person involved, and likelihood of success if we have to prosecute that particular case.

“We also look at frequency of the offense if the case is committed more often. We also look at impact of the case to the members of the public; if we are going to pursue that matter, what message are we going to send out to the people? So, yes we are prioritizing and we are trying to look at how best we can do it,” said Matemba.

Matemba added that the Bureau is also working hand in hand with the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).

“They have been very helpful; they are giving us lots of information, tips and intelligence. Just last week on Friday, we were also meeting with the minister of civic education and national unity. We have agreed to work together because when you look at their mandate, it is also to reach out there and civic educate people,” said Matemba.

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