Update On Cops And Soldiers That Were Busted Taking Bribes At The Beitbridge Border
Ferret members who were detained this week at Beitbridge Border Post on suspicion of abuse of office were each given a $50,000 bail yesterday and cautioned not to interfere with the investigations.
Rejoice Magede (30) of ZRP Old Camp Beitbridge, Letwin Mutema (33) of 1 000 Medium Density Dulivhadzimo, Lincoln Nqobile Mathema (34) of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services, and Farai Munaho (30) of the Zimbabwe National Army 1 Independent Company were all expected to appear in court, according to Beitbridge magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba.
“After initially fleeing the scene credit to them is they later handed themselves to the police which makes it unlikely they would run away from trial,” ruled Gwazemba in favour of a bail application by defence lawyer Julius Maphosa of Masawi Legal Practitioners.
Conspicuous was the absence of two other officers from the President’s Department and the Air Force of Zimbabwe Intelligence mentioned in the initial police charge paper.
The four who were granted bail yesterday were part of six Ferret Team members from various security organs deployed to fight cross-border crime at Beitbridge.
They were bust by the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission officers while collecting bribes from some motorists.
The suspects were found in possession of R21 000 in bribe money.
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