Cops, soldiers arrested over $5 bribe at roadblock

Cops, soldiers arrested over $5 bribe at roadblock
Published: 10 December 2017 (1218 Views)
Nineteen members of the uniformed force manning roadblock duties at 60km peg along Birchenough Bridge-Mount Selinda road were arrest on Saturday (yesterday) for allegedly soliciting for a five dollar bribe from a motorist.

According to a leaked Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) memorandum directed to Officer Commanding Police Manicaland Province, nine Zimbabwe Republic Police members and 10 members of the Zimbabwe National Army are currently assisting police with investigations over criminal abuse of duty as public officials.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers are Noel Marima (34), Tinashe Leornard Chigodho (34), Mercy Jumburu (33), Donga Trust (32), George Dliwayo (29), Clemance Manuere (23), Moreblessing Sibanda (30), Peter Tevera (32) and Brighton Benhura (34).

While, members of the military are, Donald Fungai Musapatike (34), Richard Tauya (24), Proud Madzivanyika (28), Collen Tawanda (26),Johanne Chindova(28), Edward Tapiwa Bonde (31) Tichaona Chimonera (34), Briefin Zimunya (29) and Remember Masuku (26).

The memorandum reads, "On 9 December 2017 the accused persons were on roadblock duties at 60 km peg along Birchenough Bridge - Mount Selinda Road, Chipinge, Acting in common purpose, they hatched a plan to solicit for bribes from passing motorists.

"During the tour of their duty, the team is alleged to have solicited for a five dollar ($5) bribe from the complaint who was a passenger in a Public Service Vehicle, Commuter Omnibus that was coming from Chipinge Town en-route to Mutare.

"This did not go down well with the complainant, who reported the corruption activities by the accused persons.

"On the same day, the accused persons were arrested and are assisting with investigations. The accused persons were interviewed and denied having received a bribe from the complainant.

"The bribe money was not recovered.

Meanwhile, the matter was reported under police RRB 3127194

- Byo24News

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

I'm ready for it all, says Chamisa

by Takudzwa Chiwara | 16 January 2018 | 126 Views

Bitcoin tumbles as digital coins resume slide

by Bloomberg | 16 January 2018 | 78 Views

Challenges that have faced dialogue around Gukurahundi genocide

by Dumisani Mpofu | 16 January 2018 | 86 Views

Catholic Priest's cosy pic storm

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 137 Views

Approachable presidency, the panacea to national engagement

by Chigumbu Warikandwa | 16 January 2018 | 89 Views

Mugabe regretted firing Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 276 Views

Haulage trucks prove to be dangerous on Zimbabwe roads

by Stephen Jakes | 16 January 2018 | 171 Views

'Criminal elements' around Tsvangirai should be removed

by Don Chigumba | 16 January 2018 | 137 Views

Zanu PF, MDC-T urged to investigate operations of Employment council

by Stephen Jakes | 16 January 2018 | 102 Views

Zanu-PF running scared in Mberengwa

by Staff Reporter | 16 January 2018 | 111 Views

Zifa cancels EGM?

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 84 Views

Bulawayo vendors blasts city council over harassment

by Stephen Jakes | 16 January 2018 | 68 Views

Open letter to Mrs Mnangagwa

by Gift Phiri | 16 January 2018 | 273 Views

Zanu-PF must pursue politics of the brain

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 67 Views

We must stop this culture of bootlicking

by Stephen Jakes | 16 January 2018 | 106 Views

There is not a moment to be lost

by Tapson Muchena | 16 January 2018 | 59 Views

Drama as sex workers fill up court,

by Simbarashe Sithole | 16 January 2018 | 154 Views

Zimbabweans in Namibia 'pay to see Mnangagwa'

by BBC | 16 January 2018 | 129 Views

'Gen Valerio Sibanda is a professional soldier'

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 273 Views

Mujuru not getting any pension from govt

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 178 Views

Mnangagwa denies stealing from MDC-T

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 149 Views

Monkey terror

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 183 Views

Whizzkid scores 20 points at A-Level

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 210 Views

Mnangagwa's China visit set for April

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 68 Views

US firm gets Zimbabwe BVR tender

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 116 Views

Govt revives Zimbabwe-Zambia railway line plans

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 84 Views

'Mnangagwa to soon roll out peace, reconciliation process'

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 74 Views

Businesswoman loses $60 000 goods to security guard

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 86 Views

5 up for $37,000 armed robbery

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 82 Views

Mahomed Mussa denies cash stashing allegations

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 154 Views

Mnangagwa says millions in externalised funds flow back to Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 111 Views

'No victimisation in corruption arrests,' claims Charamba

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 83 Views

Civil servants January pay dates out

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 94 Views

ZRP regularly conduct lifestyle audits

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 87 Views

Man chops rival suitor's fingers with a machete

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 71 Views

Man pays lobola, kills wife 2 days later

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 187 Views

Tsvangirai illness throws MDC Alliance campaign off track

by Staff reporter | 16 January 2018 | 51 Views