Harare, (New Ziana) – The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Tuesday it had arrested an imposter who claimed to be an investigator with the agency.
In a statement, ZACC spokesperson John Makamure said that Prosper Kaseke of 7780, 48 Close Glen Norah, Harare, gave a lift to three passengers, who were travelling to Nyabira, at Westage.
While on the way, he claimed to be an official with the anti-corruption commission, producing a fake identification card.
Unbeknown to him, one of the passengers, was a bonafide ZACC investigations officer.
“Kaseke identified himself to the passengers as a field officer at the Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission and he 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,” the ZACC spokesperson said.
Kaseke claimed his rank was “Captain” and went on to state that he was stationed at ZACC’s headquarters in Harare.
“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,”said Makamure
He said ZACC had received several reports of people that are masquerading as ZACC Commissioners, investigators or officials.
“We urge the public to be wary of such criminals. 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,” Makamure said.