By Staff Reporter
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has confirmed the arrest an ‘impostor’ allegedly masqueraded as an investigator with the Commission.
In a statement ZACC spokesperson John Makamure said, “Prosper Kaseke of 7780, 48 Close Glen Norah, Harare, gave a lift to a ZACC investigator and two other passengers at Westgate on their way to Nyabira last Friday.”
It is said along the way, Kaseke identified himself to the passengers as a field officer at the commission.
It is alleged Kaseke produced a fake identification card which was written National Anti-Corruption of
Zimbabwe and told the passengers that he was on duty and was operating in the Banket area.
“Kaseke went on to state that he was stationed at Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission’s Herbert Chitepo offices and his rank was a Captain,” said Makamure.
“He also indicated that he had operated in many areas around Zimbabwe including border areas and Kwekwe.
“On arrival at Nyabira, the ZACC Investigations Officer who was a passenger in the vehicle requested for a stopover at the bus-stop and he immediately arrested the impersonator and took him to Nyabira Police Station where he was detained.”
Makamure said ZACC had received several reports of people that are masquerading as ZACC Commissioners, investigators or officials.
He urged people to verify when approached by officer purporting to be from the commission.
“If anyone is approached by these so called ZACC officials, they must request for a positive identification and if a demand of any sort is made, they must immediately report this to ZACC on Whatsapp number +263719529483 or +263242307065/6/7, +263242369602/5/8/14 or zacc.online/tipoffs,” said Makamure.