Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Officials Quit En Masse

(Bloomberg) -- The head of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and other officials resigned with immediate effect, the government said.

Chairman Job Whabira and the other commissioners will step down on Thursday, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said in a statement handed to reporters in the capital, Harare.

“All commissioners have gone on leave pending the finalization of their terminal benefits,” Sibanda said, without providing a reason for their resignations.

Zimbabwe is among the world’s 21 most corrupt countries, according to Transparency International, a Berlin-based anti-graft advocacy group.

“Government will use this opportunity to put in place a new commission that will re-energize the fight against corruption,” said Nick Mangwana, the country’s secretary for infromation.

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