Police Officer Arrested For Writing Fake COVID-19 Exemption Letter
A Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) constable was arrested for issuing a fake COVID-19 exemption letter.
The constable, Jonga Oswald was arrested in connection with the issuance of a fake COVID-19 exemption letter to Prince Mandenga.
Constable Jonga was using fake date stamps and his personal computer to process the documents, ZRP said.
The arrest was made public on the ZRP official Twitter handle.
“Pursuance to the ZRP Press Statement issued on 27 August 2020, the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Constable Jonga Oswald in connection with the issuance of fake Covid-19 exemption letter to Prince Mandenga. Constable Jonga was using fake date stamps and his personal computer to process the documents. #No to crime by Police Officer,” ZRP said.
Last month, ZRP issued a notice on the documents one needs to cross a checkpoint. Of those documents, five could be issued by a local officer in charge.
Commercial, A2 and A1 Farmers
• An offer letter/lease agreement and an exemption certificate from local Officer In Charge station.
• Supporting letter from the Headman/Village Head stating the business to be done, the date, time, place and an exemption letter from OIC Station. The contact details of headman or village head to be indicated.
• Certified photocopies of a Shop Licence and an exemption letter from local Officer In Charge Station
• Shop licence accompanied by an exemption letter from local Officer in Charge station
Attendance of funerals
• Concerned relatives to produce copy of burial order to local Police station.
• Officer In Charge Station, Officer Commanding District and Officer Commanding Province to issue exemption letters showing destination and dates of movement to those who intend to bury relatives in other towns, rurals areas, etc.