5% of corruption cases finalised since 2006
Out of the 6 605 corruption reports registered with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) since its inception in 2006, only 347 have been finalised in the courts.
A total of 605 cases have been submitted to the prosecutor-general (PG) for a decision. Of this figure, 212 cases are still pending trial, while 24 are pending the PG’s decision.
This leaves much to be desired in the anti-graft fight, according to ACC’s director-general, Paulus Noa.
Criminal case delays fail justice system – Noa
Members of the public with evidence implicating suspects of corruption but were not prepared to testify also failed the criminal justice system.
These were the remarks by Anti-Corruption Commission director general Paulus Noa during the commemoration of International Anti-corruption Day held in Windhoek last week.
Noa said the criminal justice system was made up of multiple stakeholders, and that the success of the ACC in fighting corruption depends on the cooperation of all stakeholders involved.