Is there justice in Zimbabwe? This country is stuck in corruption. But that corruption is more sustained by lawyers and law-enforcement agents, than by ordinary people. Ordinarily, a lawyer is considered to be a responsible and a trusted individual—assumed to be most knowledgeable in applications of law. This assumption leads to multiple cases failing to go through the Law courts—though deserving. Only a careful analysis shows that lawyers are the crudest criminals in corruptible activities.
As soon as any wrong is committed against me, the most logical thing is to find a lawyer to legally represent me. Alternatively, I need a lawyer to represent me when being the one assuming to be falsely accused of any crime. What lawyers demand for their legal services are not uniform. Though the same lawyers expect payment—regardless of whether cases under consideration, are lost or won.
In Zimbabwe, it is common that an accused person can unknowingly bid with the complainant, in terms of what the lawyer needs as his/her dues. In other words, if I hire a lawyer to legally represent me in court, it is possible for the same lawyer to secretly communicate with my opponent—seeking to assist him against my claims. This is on condition that the opponent becomes willing to out-bid my offer, in terms of what the lawyer needs as remuneration.
Agreeably, the accused person, entertaining such conduct would be disgustingly corrupt. But what would you expect from a person trying to avoid consequences of whatever he would be sued for? This explains what has reduced the justice system to such disrepute. Possibly, not peculiar to Zimbabwe?
The Anti-corruption Commission was set up, to deal with corruption in Zimbabwe. But without the referred circus in the justice delivery system, the Anti-corruption Commission should be viewed as redundant. With absolute value in Justice delivery system, the anti-corruption commission cannot entirely be necessary. Innumerable incidences, gone unchecked, have long brought the justice system into apparent irreparable disrepute.