The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has appealed to members of the public to report police officers who are living larger than their professional earnings.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said people can assist police in the ongoing lifestyle audits meant to flush out and prosecute corrupt officers. He said:
So far, a number of officers have been asked to account for their wealth. We are inviting those with evidence of corruption or information on our officers with ill-gotten wealth to come forward and assist us.
We would also want to urge the media and members of the public to report any officer involved in any criminal or corrupt activities and those with ill-gotten wealth. There is no room for corruption in the ZRP.
Nyathi revealed that some of the officers who have been audited so far have managed to justify the source of their wealth.
He said some bought houses and cars from the money they got after being sent on the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions while others “are doing well on their farms”.