ZACC Arrest Top Police Commissioner Erasmus Makodza

Erasmus Makodza Granted Bail
Erasmus Makodza Granted Bail

ZACC Arrest Top Police Commissioner Erasmus Makodza:

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Officer Commanding Matabeleland North Province Commissioner Erasmus Makodza on corruption charges.

According to iHarare, Commissioner Makodza is being charged for a crime he allegedly committed while he was the Commanding Officer of Mashonaland East Province in 2019.

In a report from ZACC, the high ranking cop has been charged under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly concealing from a principal a personal interest in a transaction.

ZACC Spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure confirmed the arrest to The Herald and said Commissioner Makodza will appear in court tomorrow.

The accused person is currently helping us with investigations and will appear in court tomorrow, he said.

Makodza is alleged to have elevated his girlfriend Maonei Chapfudza to the position of a private investor to work together with the Zimbabwe Republic Police in horticultural projects at a farm in Marondera for his personal benefit.

Makodza and Chapfudza are believed to have a love child together.

Commissioner Erasmus Makodza was transferred from Harare Province to Matabeleland North Province as Officer Commanding in September last year.

He is a senior police officer who has worked in various departments within the ZRP including:

  • Officer Commanding CID Bulawayo Province.
  • Officer Commanding Mashonaland East and Harare Provinces
  • Commander 2018 elections.

Former Cabinet Ministers, Ignatius Chombo and Priscah Mupfumira,  former principal director of State residences in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), Douglas Tapfuma are among some of the high profile people that the commission arrested to date.

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