Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri says motorists are corrupting traffic police officers.
He said motorists were initiating and then concealing corruption making it hard for the police to stamp it out.
“Mind you corruption is an act that involves two people. It is unfortunate that in this instance the other side is not mentioned. Police are as corrupt as the society itself. The society corrupts the police. It does not mean that if the police are on the road they are corrupted by other police officers, it is the motorists who initiate corruption. Why do ordinary people engage in corruption?” he said in Mberengwa on the sidelines of the commissioning of 22 housing units.
“Corruption is not restricted to the police organisation, it is all over and it covers every other sector, that is both the public and the private sector. What we do as police when we find police officers who are corrupt is to remove them from the organisation. We have been telling people to come forward and show us the corrupt persons so that we deal with them.