Chief Justice Luke Malaba has officially opened specialised courts that will deal with corruption cases.

This comes as the new political dispensation has pronounced its road map on ending corruption and attracting investment.

Corruption is one of the most complicated cases that require expertise in the whole judiciary process from the arresting authority to the prosecution and the courts.

Chief Justice Malaba said five specialised anti-corruption courts have been introduced with three of them at the Harare Magistrates Court and two at Bulawayo Court.

Twelve magistrates, who have received specialised training together with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) team have been tasked to set the ball rolling.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Mrs Virginia Mabhiza said the introduction of the specialised courts in Zimbabwe is part of her ministry’s 100 day rapid results initiative aimed at improving justice delivery.

The Prosecutor General, Mr Ray Goba said his office will take steps to eliminate loopholes in some laws that have resulted in criminals being freed due to lack of evidence.

 He added that forfeiture of proceeds of corruption is another measure to deter would be offenders as they will realise that corruption does not pay.

Stakeholders in the justice delivery system witnessed the opening of the special courts and have committed to ensuring the success of the noble initiative.