Zimra official caught on CCTV collecting bribe

Zimra official caught on CCTV collecting bribe
Published: 01 December 2016 (608 Views)

A ZIMBABWE Revenue Authority (Zimra) official was allegedly caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) collecting R50 bribe money from a traveller at Beitbridge Border Post on Monday.

Shingirai Maereka, a Zimra revenue collection officer was arrested for abuse of office after a surveillance team spotted him on camera taking the bribe at around 8 AM.

Matabeleland South Police spokesperson, Inspector Philisani Ndebele said:

"I can confirm we have received a report on that matter which is now subjudice."

A source at the border said Maereka was operating from the revenue collection desk where he was assessing duty payments.

"Instead of working out duty for travellers, Maereka was seen taking money from a traveller and giving him rebate where it was not deserved.

"R50 was found on him during the time of arrest and he is assisting police with investigations to check if there is no extra money hidden elsewhere," said the source.

Sources at the border said they suspect the surveillance team had received a tip-off from other officers to monitor Maereka resulting in his arrest.

A $600 000 security upgrade at Beitbridge Border Post is fast paying dividends as corrupt Zimra, immigration and police officers have already been arrested after being caught on CCTV collecting bribes.

The Government secured the equipment, which also includes lie detector machines, to curb corruption at the border post and ensure maximum revenue collection.

Since the introduction of CCTVs, eight people including two immigration officers and six police details have been arrested.

Recently, the Department of Immigration redeployed 157 officers from ports of entry countrywide as part of measures to curb corruption.

Among those transferred were 26 officers from Beitbridge border post.

- chronicle

Tags: Zimra, CCTV, Bribe,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Mnangagwa inauguration programme

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 48 Views

Concern over Jonathan Moyo, Kasukuwere, Chombo security

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 58 Views

Mnangagwa's timeline

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 30 Views

The dramatic rise and fall of Grace Mugabe

by Christopher Farai Charamba | 24 November 2017 | 46 Views

Khama Billiat non-committal

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 17 Views

Kaindu returns to Zambia

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 19 Views

Mnangagwa takes oath of office today

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 37 Views

From Chairman Mao to Deng - from Mugabe to Mnangagwa

by Darlington Musarurwa | 24 November 2017 | 22 Views

Sodomy storm for policeman

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 29 Views

Mnangagwa assures Mugabe, family of maximum security

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 26 Views

Fissures in MDC Alliance over formation of Transitional govt

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 32 Views

Mugabe not invited to Mnangagwa inauguration

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 32 Views

Dabengwa offers to serve under Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 41 Views

'Jailing Mugabe would bring Zimbabwe bad luck'

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 18 Views

Soldiers torture Kasukuwere's maids

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 37 Views

Mugabe jumped before he was pushed

by Peter Fabricius | 24 November 2017 | 22 Views

Tsvangirai to attend Mnangagwa inauguration

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 29 Views

Chiwenga challenged to clarify G40 arrests

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 27 Views

Jonathan Moyo family in horrendous visit by Chiwenga's boys

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 34 Views

Chombo released by soldiers, arrested by police

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 31 Views

Zimbabwe free to rejoin Commonwealth

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 17 Views

Dexter Nduna declared bankrupt

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 15 Views

Met Dept warns of thunderstorms today

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 15 Views

Zanu-PF pushes for unity govt

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 21 Views

Mujuru calls for fresh land audit

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 18 Views

Mugabe 'a true champion of Pan-Africanism', says SADC

by H. E. Stergomena Lawrence Tax the Executive Secretary of SADC | 24 November 2017 | 11 Views

Will Mnangagwa be an Idi Amin or FW De Klerk

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 11 Views

PHOTOS: Black Friday queues at Beitbridge border post

by Staff Reporter | 24 November 2017 | 15 Views

Zanu-PF: A postmorteum after the military assistance of November 2017

by Andrew M Manyevere | 24 November 2017 | 15 Views

EDenezer as hero worshipping continues

by Staff reporter | 24 November 2017 | 12 Views

Army exposed the police

by Leonard Koni | 24 November 2017 | 21 Views

MDC-T a key player in the mass action to dethrone Mugabe

by Stephen Jakes | 24 November 2017 | 32 Views

Mnangagwa's slogan 'pasi nemhandu' must stop - PDZ

by Stephen Jakes | 24 November 2017 | 13 Views

Zimbabweans and their strange choices

by George Mkhwanazi | 24 November 2017 | 20 Views

The Book of Mugabe: Chapter three

by Anthony C Diala | 24 November 2017 | 15 Views