Bribe taking uniformed officers denied bail

by | Mar 16, 2022 | Crime & Courts, Local News | 0 comments

Bribe taking uniformed officers denied bail

Yvonne Mutambwa

The 18 law enforcement officers arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) for collecting bribes have been denied bail by the Beitbridge Magistrates Court.

The alleged officers are from various government departments and were identified by the anti-graft body for taking bribes from a bus operator.

The 18 officers allegedly involved the Zimbabwe National Army, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services, Support Unit and other uniformed personnels.

They are said to have been committed the crime on Sunday.

ZACC agents set up a trap, and these 18 officers fell into it, as they were caught red handed after accepting 2 000 Rands from Sable Class Bus.

They were arrested and today appeared before Beitbridge Resident Magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba who denied them bail, postponing the case to the 29th of this month.

Government is taking a no-nonsense approach to corruption.

Addressing delegates at this year’s World Expo on Zimbabwe national day, President Mnangagwa said:

“Over and above this we are unwavering in entrenching the values of hard and honest work, transparency, accountability and zero tolerance to corruption,” said President Mnangagwa.