Cops Arrested For Demanding US$16 Bribe
17 August 2021

Two police officers have been arrested for receiving a US$16 bribe.

Tinashe Mapamba and Masimba Kunyongana stationed at Glen Norah police station and Southerton, respectively, appeared before Harare magistrate Shaine Kubonera.

According to court papers, on August 12, Mapamba was off duty while Kunyongana was on suspension when they hatched a plan to extort money from citizens in the Matapi area, Mbare.

They reportedly started patrolling as police officers on duty, enforcing Covid-19 regulations.

The State also alleges that they approached Didymus Takudzwa Vhavha, who was operating his bottle store, before threatening to arrest him for violation of Covid-19 regulations.

Further allegations are that they demanded US$10 from him to free him, and he did as ordered.

It is also the State’s case that the two police officers also received US$6 from one Florence Chidaushe.

Matapi Police Intelligence Officers who were on surveillance received information that the duo was taking bribes leading to their arrest.