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'ZRP forex dealers days numbered'

31 Oct 2023 at 05:50hrs | Views
The police have issued a warning about cracking down on their own members involved in illegal foreign currency trading on the streets. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi made this statement during a meeting with journalists in Bulawayo last week.

Nyathi stressed that the police force would not tolerate officers engaging in illegal activities and stated that any law enforcers found on the wrong side of the law would be subject to arrest.

However, Nyathi acknowledged the challenges of dealing with forex trading, given the lack of specific legislation criminalizing it. He explained that they often arrest individuals involved in currency trading for obstructing pavements, but the lack of direct legislation addressing illegal money dealing complicates their enforcement efforts.

In an unrelated matter, VOA Studio 7 reporter Annastancia Ndlovu expressed her disappointment that the police had not yet arrested suspects involved in her assault by suspected Zanu-PF activists at the Bulawayo marketplace in the run-up to the August 23 and 24 general elections. Ndlovu reported the incident to the police, identified her assailants, and provided evidence but claimed that the authorities had not made any arrests.

Assistant Commissioner Nyathi, while emphasizing the importance of maintaining good relations between the police and journalists, assured Ndlovu that the matter was under investigation.

Source - newsday
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