Zimbabwe

Municipal cops caught red-handed

Chegutu Municipal Police officers were caught red-handed receiving a bribe from a motorist who was driving a car without number plates in Chegutu yesterday.

Four Chegutu Municipal policemen were caught red-handed yesterday while receiving a bribe from a motorist they accused of driving through Chegutu without number plates. 

The motorist explained that he was from the Botswana border and would register the car on arrival in Harare. The four were arrested soon after receiving a US$10 bribe and they implicated each other, and confessed to working as a team to meet their daily target. 

The municipal policemen use spikes to instil fear to motorists and bus drivers so that they demand bribes. 

The four are expected to appear in court on Monday facing corruption charges. 

Their arrest comes at a time the town clerk Mr Alex Mandigo was suspended on allegations of incompetence, among others, and a committee to investigate his conduct is set to be appointed soon. — Herald Correspondent.

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