Seven police officers are set to lose their jobs following their arrest on Tuesday after they were caught red-handed by their superiors receiving a bribe at a roadblock in Marondera.
The seven were busted by Deputy Commissioner-Generals Stephen Mutamba and Elliot Ngirande, Commissioner Isaac Tayengwa and Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, who is also the national police spokesperson, who were travelling in an unmarked car to Odzi.
Nyathi revealed the incident while addressing a Zimbabwe Union of Journalists community reporting workshop in Harare on Wednesday. He said:
It was around 9 am when we observed the female police officer being given money by a conductor of a commuter omnibus which had no proper documentation.
We had no option, but to arrest her and recovered $18 in her hands. We also searched her handbag and found another $200 which was undeclared. We later arrested seven members and they are losing their jobs.
Police officers manning roadblocks have become so corrupt that commuter omnibus conductors feel they are under an obligation to pay them bribes.