Wednesday, September 1, 2010

In a Lawless State

You can get away with theft: -

Christopher Tande, founder of Time Bank says information was stolen from the bank when it was under curatorship, prejudicing the financial institution of $30 mln. The bank also claimed that the financial institution’s central computer system was tampered with.

Placed under curatorship by the RBZ in October 2006 the bank was subsequently deregistered after the curatorship, a decision the bank management successfully challenged in the Administrative Court last year and the bank is expected to re-open in October.

Tande accused the police of dragging their feet on the 2 cases involving the theft and break-ins at the bank. The letter was copied to senior police officers, the Attorney-General’s Office, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission. Key data, including sealed envelopes containing security codes and a register of the password holders were stolen during the break-ins while the suspected perpetrators have not been brought to justice.

Tande alleged that while police had turned a blind eye to the break-ins and theft, counter charges by suspects in the cases were allegedly being treated with “great zeal” You can guess to which political party the peretrators belong and where they are employed.

And you can also get away with murder: -

AG Johannes Tomana has ignored a document detailing 197 politically-related murders submitted to him by PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T party. Tomana said he did not take the report seriously because his office was the wrong one to submit such a document to.

The MDC sent a list in October last year of “unreported” murder cases which were committed between April and December 2008 to Tomana asking him to ensure that the cases were prosecuted. According to the MDC, reports were made to the police, but references were not given to the complainants.

So what does one do in Zimbabwe to get the authorities to investigate reported murders?