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Ex-cop in court over confidential documents


KWEKWE — A former police officer has been arrested over allegations of attempting to connive with his former colleagues to leak sensitive documents from the office of Officer Commanding Kwekwe district to the Press.


According to court documents, Tafadzwa Gambiza (37) was arrested after he attempted to influence constables Amos Madzongwe and Esther Magurira to steal a Nominal Roll for Kwekwe district from their boss.

Gambiza is alleged to have “. . . induced or attempted to induce Madzongwe and Magurira to breach their loyalty to the force by soliciting for confidential documents from the two”.

It is understood that Gambiza allegedly wanted to leak the roll containing names of general hand workers who were working at Kwekwe Central Police, but were reportedly illegally enrolled into the police force.

Court documents showed that Gambiza, using his cellphone, on October 31 sent a message to Madzongwe asking him to photocopy the roll and hand it over to him so that he could expose corruption within the force.

He urged his would-be accomplices to be courageous at all times and assured them that this would be their secret.

Gambiza’s cellphone has since been seized by the police as part of the investigations which seek to establish what he intended to do with the documents.

The former police officer fell out of favour during the 2008 harmonised elections when he refused to cast his vote under the watch of his superiors.

He later arrested former Zanu PF Midlands chairman July Moyo at a polling station for violating electoral rules and refused to release him against the advice of his bosses.

He was later discharged from the force over allegations of indiscipline.

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