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US$16 Bribe Lands Two Police Officers In The Dock


US$16 Bribe Lands Two Police Officers In The Dock

Two police officers appeared in court on Saturday facing criminal abuse of duty charges after they reportedly received 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 so that they could free him and he did as demanded

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

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

In other news, iHarare had reported that a notorious gold baron who was jailed for murder has expressed concern over the welfare of the 14 children he left behind. 47-year-old Baron Dube said that his children have no one to look after them since he never took a wife.

The oldest of his 14 children is only 12-years-old.

The ironically named gold baron was notorious for violence in the Esigodini area. Last year, Dube was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a member of a rival gang. Dube shot Prince Antony Bvundura (22) i

Dube bemoaned his conviction saying that it had left his 14 children with no one to fend for them. Despite his conviction at the High Court, Dube claimed that he is not a violent person.

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