By Correspondent

Eight Harare City Council police officers have been suspended over allegations of illegal activities in the line of duty.

Some of them were identified by victims at a parade.

According to Council, the officer will go through the normal disciplinary hearings.

In a statement Council said appropriate action will be taken against all others found guilty.

“The City of Harare has noted with concern, serious transgressions and unprofessional conducts by some elements within the municipal police.

“Some of which have been captured on various media platforms.

“Some municipal traffic police officers are terrorizing residents by extorting money from motorists.

This is being done, “under the guise of having arrested them for traffic violations.”

The victims are subjected to all sorts of intimidation until they part with their money.

The City has since appointed an anti-corruption crack team.

It will react and investigate all reports relating to the conduct of municipal police.

The team will also be carrying out operations to catch the criminals in the act.

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