ROTTEN CITY COPS GETTING BRIBES FROM SHOP OWNERS

Mangaliso Kabulika

HARARE City Council has said its rogue municipal cops are taking bribes from shop owners to overlook the need for licence renewals.

Stanley Gama, the council’s head of corporate communications, said some shop owners have been bribing officers. 

As a result, he said council has set up an anti-corruption committee. 

Gama also warned of those posing as council officials and collecting money from shops.

He stressed that all licence renewals must be taken to City health director, Dr Prosper Chonzi.

“As we are fighting corruption from within, shop owners must be aware of bogus individuals who are not from the council who are targeting them.

“Instead of paying money at Rowan Martin, some of our rogue officers are going around collecting bribes.

“The corruption committee will ensure that they trace and arrest the officers and shop owners as we do not tolerate corruption.

“We do not have any representative from council who collect money in shops,” said Gama.

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