TWO NATIONS EDITOR
BEITBRIDGE – Eighteen ZRP members, Soldiers, Central Intelligence members and some civil servants arrested at a roadblock in Beitbridge on Saturday morning for allegedly taking bribes will soon apply to the High Court for bail.
The group was denied bail by Beitbridge Resident Magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba on Tuesday and remanded in custody to March 29, 2022.
Their lawyer, Muchiwhande Fobs Sithole of Chauke and Associates confirmed the move to Two Nations.
The bail application will be filed at the High court on Friday.
In his bail ruling, Magistrate Gwazemba agreed with the District Public Prosecutor Tinayeishe Matenga and Prosecutor Ronald Mugwagwa who said that there was a likelihood that the accused will abscond if granted bail.
The security officers were arrested for allegedly received R2 000 bribe from a Sable Class Bus at around 6am on Saturday. They were trapped by Police from the Anti-Corruption Unit who were inside the bus who immediately pounced on them after taking the marked money.
This is the second time in a few months that a group of cops numbering more than 17 were arrested at a roadblock in Beitbridge for demanding and taking bribe.
The names of the accused include Juliet Raura (32) of ZRP Support Unit Hotel Troop Chikurubi, Trevor Chidemo (29) of ZRP Support Unit November Troop, Matseketsa Zvipozvashe (45) of ZRP Support unit Chikurubi, Berita Sokalikamba (37) ZRP Support Unit Chikurubi, ,Liberty Rutsate (32) the Environmental Health Officer at Beitbridge hospital, Gurumani Robert Paul (36) of Josiah Tungamirai Airforce base, Moreblessing Nyanhongo (30) ZNA Provost Coy, Patrick Chimbadzo (34)ZRP CID Rusape ,Kudzai Muziki (32) ZRP Mat North PHQ, Nyaku Tichareva of ZRP Beitbridge Traffic,Tambudzai Parirehwa (45) of ZRP CID Rusape,Priscila Gosa (31) of ZRP Beitbridge Traffic, Bothwell Tsinda of ZRP Victoria Falls, Rodrick Kudemba (31) of Support Unit Chikurubi Rural, Givemore Charuma (30) of ZRP Support Unit Changadzi, Tafara Mandishona (36) of ZPCS Bindura Prison and Kevin Moyo (36) of ZRP Victoria Falls, Rodeck Kudemba of Support Unit Chikurubi rural,Givemore Charuma of Birchnough growth point ,Tafara Mandishona of Bindura and Kevin Moyo of Phumula south in Bulawayo.https://twonations.co.zw