Police castigated for fuelling corruption

Zanu PF Hurungwe North MP Reuben Marumahoko last week chided police officers based in Karoi for fuelling corruption by paying a blind eye to undocumented public vehicles, some of them owned by their colleagues, during a recent week-long blitz on defective vehicles.

BY NURURAI JENA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Marumahoko told NewsDay yesterday that he held a no-holds-barred meeting with senior police officers under Hurungwe district and ordered them to “be professional and not abuse the law” following complaints by other motorists.

“It is true that I had a meeting with senior authorities over the issue where they did not target some of the police officers owning the cars plying the same routes as those they arrested.

“I am not interfering with their operations, but they must act professionally.

“Some cars were released without receipts of amount paid and it is corruption that must not be tolerated at all costs,” Marumahoko said.

Some motorists accused the police of clamping down on their rivals’ vehicles while allowing their own undocumented commuter omnibuses and pirate taxis to go scot free.

“What is irking us most is the in sincerity by some junior officers with personal vehicles. Who is paying for their fuel? Why are they not arresting their workmates without required documentation?” a taxi driver, James Mupanga, said.

Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri recently ordered all police officers operating public transport businesses to immediately disinvest from the sector saying the practice constituted a conflict of interest.

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13 Comments

  1. kudahasnoknikkers

    Tumapurisa twakauya ne Green Bomber Route nzara yega yega. Tumatrousers twaka fedha. Tu shirt twenzara nzara ne bhutsu dzakabhenda. What do you expect.
    Tukasatoba pa road block tunofa nenzara

  2. Stealing because your trouser has faded is utter nonsense. The police must do what they are mandated to do on the roadblocks ie, ensuring that the roadusers stick to the agreed standards of road usage. The briber(motorist) and the bribee (officer) must all be arrested and sent to jail.

    1. I strongly support you. Yaaaaaas we must stay proper on how we perform the national duty. Anyone who is corrupt to be dealt with once and for good not sparing the briber.

  3. Chihuri should be serious how can you tell if the kombi is owned by a police office they just buy and register them under someone’s name bottomline kombi should have all documents and esp VID fitness test certificate because all accidents are as a result of defective vehicles on the road.

    City council what are you doing about the bad roads i bet a size-able number of you have suspension and tyre shops all over the country and want to continue stealing from people.
    ZIMBABWEANS TIKAMBOMIRAWO KUBHADHARA MITERO YEMOTA UNTIL THE ROADS ARE FIXED PAPIPA HERE COZ THIS IS GOING WAY OUT OF HAND ROAD DZEKUMUSHA DZIKANGE NANI.BASA NDEREKUBA MARI DZINOFANIRA KUGADZIRA MAROADS.

  4. This is why Zimbwabwe isiri kubudirira too much corruption nekuchurch kwese u have to bribe pastor kuti vakunamatire.WTF is going on???

  5. Handione chakaipa kuti mapurisa aite makombi. All that is needed is for them to lead by example. Makombi avo ngaaite mapepa akakwana chete, not all this noise. Iye Chihuri nevamwe vake are proud owners of big tansport companies wani. They have mabuses, magonyeti nemigodhi yegoride, migodhi yamangoda and they also have mapurazi jawi. Mugabe akataura wani kuti corruption iri kumusoro and if we get rid of it from the top going downwards, we will win the battle.

  6. A fish rots from the head.

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  8. They have failed to control their juniors eg the use of baton sticks at roadblocks. The police standing orders clearly states that baton sticks are for crowd control purposes and not traffic control. They do not have the guts to take action against them as their hand in the rot will be exposed

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  10. hatimborega kudzitenga mota dzacho coz iwo mashefu anadzowo.Even the MP z corrupt somewhere somehw,i knw its all the money he is given is being channelled to the right use it must serve.He z busy building houses and starting businesses nemari dzebasa and wl come to us and say pweterepwetere zvenhando.Manje kusvika mati sorry.i cant only wait for a pay wc z below the PDL whilst others are enjoying lavish lifestyles.To stop that pliz 1st do justice to the gold mines and farms wc u plundered and shared them btwn only top officials,toraramira kupi,munoda kungodya mega nhai,manje isu hatiiti izvozvo totodzitenga mota dzacho dzebsns.

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