‘Prosecution Authority finally gets it right’
EDITOR — The Prosecuting Authority has finally got its act together to ensure that there is no unnecessary delays in prosecuting cases in Hwange area.
This has been a major problem as prosecutors were sitting on cases of theft, poaching and contempt of court against Mr Langton Masunda.
In 2008 Mr Masunda was found by the courts, up to the Supreme Court, that he was never the beneficiary of Lugo Ranch. The rightful owner has always been late Vice President Cde John Nkomo. After Masunda was lawfully evicted in 2008, he continued to blatantly disregard the court order and carried on interrupting operations at the ranch.
Report after report were made to police. But somehow the dockets never left the prosecutor’s office, they were being blocked by someone there. As a result Mr Masunda never had his day in court.
I had to finally approach the regional prosecutors office in Bulawayo to investigate possibility of corrupt activities at their Hwange offices. I could not understand why none of all the eight cases we reported since beginning of 2009 were ever prosecuted.
Thanks to the professional and speedy response of the Regional office, Mr Masunda has since seen his day in court. I am glad that he has been convicted of two cases so far and sentenced.
My personal view though is that the sentences were too lenient for a person who has caused so much grief and made us to lose a lot of safari business since 2008 when he was evicted but kept coming back. I just hope that the magistrate will take this into account on the still outstanding cases. A deterrant sentence should serve him good.
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