Articles tagged 'bribes'

More cops nabbed over fake fines book 9 April 2018 HARARE - Three more Avondale Police traffic section officers that reportedly cashed-in on motorists' fines using a fake receipt book have been dragged to court. The trio — Romeo Chipokosa, 32, Lloyd Makuni, 31, and Takuranashe Magomba, 36 — are jointly charged with Claudius Mazvimba, 35, and B...
Diasporans protest over Zim police brutality 5 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are planning to stage a protest at the Zimbabwean embassy in London on Wednesday in a bid to push government to deal with police brutality. This comes amid calls by civil society activists for authorities to compensate families of two people that were recen...
EASTERN NEWS | Blundering cops need retraining: Ex-minister 1 March 2018 MUTARE - Former Home Affairs minister Giles Mutsekwa has blamed government’s failure to conduct routine retraining of cops as the cause of the fatal shootings of civilians in Harare last Thursday, among other blunders by the police. Describing the cops’ lack of discretion in firing live rounds...
Police force reform long overdue 28 February 2018 HARARE - One of the core functions of any national police force is to maintain law and order. In discharging that important responsibility, there must be a presumption of innocence when a crime is perceived to have been committed until the suspect is proven guilty by a competent court. Somehow...
Police must serve and protect 28 February 2018 HARARE - Trigger-happy Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers should at all costs desist from using live bullets when controlling large crowds and enforcing the law on suspects. It is very sad that barely a week after two innocent citizens fending for their families were shot dead, now emerge...
Bribe-swallowing cop's discharge bid flops 17 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed an application for discharge filed by an exhibit officer based at CID Vehicle Theft Squad who reportedly swallowed $10 bribe money. Grace Tsingano, 35, is answering to criminal abuse of office charges before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. ...
Cops 'demand' bribe from forex dealers 16 October 2017 HARARE - Five police officers were dragged to court last week after they allegedly solicited for bribes from illegal foreign currency dealers in order to spare them arrest. This comes as authorities have launched a massive blitz on illegal foreign currency traders. The five — 34-year-old Vi...
'Corrupt cops undermine Zim's war against crime' 16 July 2017 HARARE - Police bosses must clean up the corrupt police officers to set an example of how to police responsibly, observers have said. This comes after several cops have been filmed extorting money from motorists at roadblocks in an embarrassment for commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri. E...
Police bosses in $20k extortion racket 19 May 2017 HARARE - Two senior police officers have been accused of engineering an extortion scam in which a Chinese national reportedly lost $20 000. The two police bosses allegedly enlisted the services of Delish Nguwaya, 32, Zano Vengai, 33, Clever Gadzikwa, 36, and Mbereki Mbizo Nyathi, 44, to pose a...
Cop in soup over $80 bribe 5 January 2017 HARARE - A police officer stationed in Chivhu has been dragged to court after he allegedly demanded an $80 bribe from an offender who kidnapped him at a roadblock. The cop — Austen Chakwenya — is alleged to have hatched a plan to be paid the money by the accused, Willis Mhandu, in order for hi...
Don't pay bribes, scholarships free: Mushohwe 28 April 2016 HARARE - Information minister and presidential scholarships director Christopher Mushohwe has reiterated that their bursaries “are for free” and people must not pay bribes to enter the programmes. This comes after reports that some people, including a man in the Office of the President and Cab...
Prosecutor, cop acquitted of demanding R900 bribe 14 February 2014 MASVINGO - A man who had hauled a local public prosecutor and a police officer before the courts for demanding bribes from him after he was arrested on domestic violence charges is now the accused. Nyasha Kwashira is in police custody after he was arrested on charges of giving false informatio...
Prosecutor faces R900 bribery rap 6 February 2014 MASVINGO - A Masvingo public prosecutor was yesterday hauled before a magistrate here facing corruption charges. Tafireyi Tandirayi, 38, who is jointly charged with a Zimbabwe Republic Police officer George Ferendende, 31, appeared before magistrate Langton Ndokera facing charges of receiving ...
Extortion lands 'cops' in trouble 20 January 2014 BULAWAYO - Two members of the neighbourhood watch committee here have been dragged to court after they were arrested for demanding a $40 spot fine from a man they had caught smoking dagga. Joseph Smart, 25, together with his colleague Pride Gomo, 22, were not asked to plead when they appeared ...
Prison officers face $16k graft rap 20 January 2014 HARARE - Two Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Service (ZPCS) officials have been hauled before a Harare magistrate for receiving a $16 000 bribe from two companies in a tender deal to supply prisoners’ equipment. Mehluli Dube, 39, who, is a principal prison officer and Samson Samson, 31, a pri...
Bribes stall $1bn project 8 January 2014 HARARE - An international consortium of investors nearly suspended a $750 million investment at New Zimbabwe Steel, formerly Ziscosteel, apparently because of pervasive corruption and demands for bribes by Cabinet ministers. The investment needed now is estimated to be around $1 billion. Th...
Zim loses $2bn to corruption 23 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe lost approximately $2 billion to corruption last year, tax collector Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) said. This comes as the country was rated among the most corrupt nations in southern Africa in a recent Transparency International (TI) survey, ranking 163 out of 176 count...
MDC councillors sabotage party 18 September 2013 HARARE - Mainstream MDC has vowed to take action against party councillors who allegedly took bribes to vote for Zanu PF mayors. MDC lost mayoral seats to Zanu PF in councils dominated by the former, with reports attributing the loss to defiance by councillors to follow orders. Luke Tambori...