I am a vibrant and aggressive young lawyer aged 29 years. I hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLBs) degree obtained from the University of Zimbabwe in October 2008. I am currently practising law with arguably one of the biggest and most reputable law firms in Zimbabwe,that is Venturas and Samukange Legal Practitioners in Harare, Zimbabwe. I joined private practice in August 2011 and has been working at the same law firm to date.
Prior to joining private practice I was working in government in the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs since December 2008 until end of July 2011. From December 2008 until July 2009 I was working as a Provincial Public Prosecutor at Harare Magistrates Courts. I was then elevated/promoted to be a Regional Public Prosecutor at the same courts in July 2009 a position which I held until I left the ministry to join private practice in August 2011.
When I was still working in the ministry as a public prosecutor I prosecuted several cases of corruption/white color crimes including cases of fellow public officers/public prosecutors who were alleged to have demanded and recieved bribes during the course of their work.
My efforts and reputation as a dedicated law officer within the Attorney General's office did not go unnoticed. In July 2010 I was chosen from amongst over 250 public prosecutors who served within the Ministry to go and represent Zimbabwe (as the sole representative) by attending the 13th Training Course on the Criminal Justice Response to Corruption. This was an International Course that was hosted by the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) in collaboration with the Japan International Coorperation Agency (JAICA) and the government of Japan. The international course was held in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan from 18 October-12 November 2010. I prepared and presented a paper titled,'The Legal and Practical Measures of Combarting Corruption in Zimbabwe'.Upon succesfully completing the course I (together with all other fellow participants from over seventeen countries) recieved two international certificates, one from UNAFEI and the other one from JAICA.
Upon my return to Zimbabwe from Japan I have been sharing all of my shared experience with my colleagues,first with fellow prosecutors within the ministry as well as other lawyers registered with the Law Society of Zimbabwe to which I am also a registered member. In July 2010 I presented a paper on how to combart corruption in Zimbabwe focussing on our justice delivery system at the Third Annual General Meeting of Law Officers that was held Victoria Falls.Prior to and after my return from Japan I worked closely with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. I also work closely with the Zimbabwean chapter of Lawyers Without Boaders, Transparency International Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. In all my endevours I try by all means to assist as far as possible in the fight against corruption especially by public officers. I also seek to influence policy formulations as far as possible so that our laws can as far as reasonably possible conform to the provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) to which Zimbabwe is both a signitory and a member state after ratifying it.
At the present moment I am working on setting up my own Anti-Corruption Consultancy Firm and it will be the first of its kind in Zimbabwe. The field of anti-corruption is a very grey area in my country and not many people had the unusual opportunity to attend the course that I attended in Japan. It is therefore my burning desire to help my country in this vicious war against corruption. I am therefore very keen to take up every opportunity that avails itself to me in the fight against corruption and am willing to share my experiences as well as my countries experiences with other nationals so that we may exchange ideas in this worthy cause of fighting corruption.
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