ZACC warns impersonators

By Fungai Jachi

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has warned bogus ZACC officials swindling unsuspecting victims of cash, saying those found on the wrong side of the law will be prosecuted.

This follows the arrest of a senior police officer, Superintendent Edgar Moyo stationed at Gokwe District Police Headquarters and two others.

ZACC spokesperson, Commissioner John Makamure said action will be taken against culprits who are impersonating ZACC commissioners in a bid to dupe unsuspecting victims of cash.

This comes after the arrest of Superintendent Moyo and his two accomplices Cyprus Phiri and Crispen Manda, who allegedly defrauded a cross boarder trader of US$2 000 after they impersonated ZACC commissioners.

The three have since appeared in court.

“The commission notes with serious concern an increase in the number of bogus ZACC officials going about fleecing people of their hard-earned money. We wish to strongly warn perpetrators that the net is closing in on them and they will rot in jail. Members of the public should know that ZACC officials do not need payment to carry out their constitutional mandate. So, if anyone encounters a ZACC official and they are asked for money, they should report,” he said.

Since its establishment, ZACC as the anti-graft body is exercising its constitutional mandate to lead the fight against corruption.