Victor Ruzvidzo (34), Evans Tafirenyika (41), Job Mukiwa (32), Kenneth Ndaramo (30) and Freeman Chabvonga (26) appeared before magistrate, Josephine Sande facing criminal abuse of duty charges after they allegedly demanded a $200 bribe from an illegal foreign currency dealer, Abigail Siyamwaiwa.
The five were remanded them to November 2 on $30 bail. The court heard that the five arrested Siyamwaiwa on October 9 this year during “Operation Dzosa Mari” which targeted illegal forex dealers. Siyamwaiwa told Cleotilda Chamboko, the owner of the money that she had been arrested which prompted the owner of the money to meet with the five police officers.
The five police officers asked for a $200 bribe from Chamboko in order for her to avoid seizure of her money. Chamboko allegedly handed over $200 to Siyamwaiwa to handover to the officers, before she went to make a police report at Harare Central Police Station.