The Swaziland Anti-Corruption Commission
Zero tolerance against all forms of corruption
The Swaziland Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) was established by the Prevention of Corruption Act of 2006 as a government department under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs with a three-pronged legal mandate of Prevention, Investigations and Education.
In 2013, His Majesty King Mswati III appointed Advocate Thanda Mngwengwe as part of the country’s commitment to deal decisively with corruption. Results are beginning to trickle in. ACC has achieved a 100 per cent conviction rate and the country has improved on the CPI international and continental rankings.
Innovative ways of dealing with corruption have been introduced, inter alia the inter-agency approach, ACC rebranding and a four-year Strategic Plan aimed at re-engineering ACC operations. To date, a number of high profile arrests have been made. At a preventative level, a national anti-corruption communications campaign will be launched from the office of the Head of Government. A committee has recently been appointed by government to give support and improve anti-corruption initiatives through the entire judicial value chain from inception of new matters, skills required and resourcing needs, to the speedy finalisation of matters in court. Change is inevitable.
The core objectives of the Commission are to prevent and combat corruption and to achieve zero tolerance on corruption.