Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) spokesperson, John Makamure, has warned people masquerading as ZACC officials in order to rob members of the public of their hard-earned cash that they will be arrested and prosecuted.
Makamure made the remarks following the arrest of a senior Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officer, Superintendent Edgar Moyo, stationed at Gokwe District Police Headquarters and two others.
Superintendent Moyo and his two accomplices Cyprus Phiri and Crispen Manda allegedly impersonated ZACC commissioners to defraud a cross-boarder trader of US$2 000.
Moyo is in police custody awaiting to appear in court while Manda and Phiri were remanded in custody pending bail application. Said Makamure:
The commission notes with serious concern an increase in the number of ZACC officials going about fleecing people of their hard-earned money.
We wish to strongly warn perpetrators that the net is closing in on them and they will rot in jail.
Members of the public should know that ZACC officials do not need payment to carry out their constitutional mandate.
So, if anyone encounters a ZACC official and they are asked for money, they should report.