Police officers must shun corruption

EDITOR — It is disheartening and disturbing to note that police officers who are supposed to maintain law and order in the country are the ones who are involved in corrupt activities.

There have been reports in the media of different cases where Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers have been mounting fake roadblocks soliciting for bribes and threatening legal action against reluctant motorists in some of the country’s busy roads.

It seems nowadays road blocks are not for public safety but for looting and self-enrichment by some police officers.

Years back, it was clear and transparent when one was approaching a police roadblock.

Warning signs written “Police Ahead”  were  placed before reaching a roadblock.

However, these days roadblocks are manned by three or four officers and after a 10-kilometre distance, one finds another roadblock mounted without any sign showing it is a genuine roadblock.

The ZRP should find better ways of alerting motorists on genuine roadblocks.

The road signs that were used before or any other reflectors should be there to warn road users that they are approaching a roadblock hence should expect to be stopped.

Though the economy may not be performing, police officers should execute their duties of law enforcement.

Who will police these police officers if they are to continue breaking the law?

The responsible authorities must take action and punish these officers before it is too late.

Police officers should find other means of raising funds rather than bribing innocent citizens.

The ZRP should be aware that many people are struggling but still surviving under such economic hardships without being involved in criminal activities.

It is imperative to note that corruption has a direct effect on the growth of the economy.

Peacemaker Zano.

Comments (5)

its probably part of their salaries they are collecting................hmmm

Harare - 15 August 2014

Police don't get their salaries from ordinary people but Gov.?!!!!. wakudheererwa ne munhu wese nekuda kweunhu hwawo ha!!!! Wakarohwa ne Mapositori ye!!!, wakarohwa ne ma villagers villagers yo!!!!! ,we ma combi wanoti Chihuri mukadzi wedu haana zvaanotiita uu!!!! , Torai mari united vs police un.....

fury - 21 August 2014

Good Day - I'm looking for a person in Zimbabwe. His Name : Andile Gula Ndebele. Who can I contract to track this person. I also have a photo of him. Thanx

Eugene - 26 August 2014

Eugene. I will be more than willing to assist with tracking Andile

Flarsh - 15 December 2015

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