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3 Zim cops arrested for murder of kombi driver who failed to pay bribe

A post-mortem shows the 30-year-old victim died as a result of strangulation.

FILE: Three Zimbabwean officers have been arrested for allegedly killing a kombi driver after he failed to pay a bribe. Picture: WikiCommons.

HARAREE - Three police officers in Zimbabwe have been arrested for allegedly killing a kombi driver after he failed to pay a bribe.

A post-mortem shows the 30-year-old victim died as a result of strangulation.

The dead kombi driver has been identified as Mugove Manonge from Murehwa, northern Zimbabwe.

He was arrested on Saturday at a road block.

The officers said he had committed a string of traffic offences.

The state-run _Herald _newpaper says the driver was told to pay $10 but only had $5 on him and that's when the officers started to physically assault him.

Local NGO, the Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa, said in a recent study that corrupt traffic police in the central towns of Kwekwe and Redcliff could be pocketing over $780,000 a year.