A police officer has been arrested and charged with corruption for her alleged involvement with suspects in a bank robbery. The robbery took place at a Nedbank branch in Bulawayo, resulting in the theft of US$270,000 and R2.2 million.
Detective Constable Sinikiwe Ndlovu, aged 38, employed at Central Investigation Department (CID) Stores and Business at Bulawayo Central Police Station, faces charges of obstructing the course of justice. It is claimed that she received a Honda Fit vehicle from the bank robbery suspects.
Investigations revealed that Ndlovu had been in communication with at least two of the nine suspected robbers before and after the incident. Call histories linked her to the suspects.
Initially, two suspects, Lovemore Gambiza and Elias Mudenda, were arrested, leading to the identification of seven other individuals who remain at large. Ndlovu was found to have communicated with Agrippa Mloyi and Bhekani Mlilo, two of the suspects.
Ndlovu allegedly stated that she purchased the Honda Fit for US$4,700 from Agrippa Mloyi but failed to provide a sales agreement. She admitted to knowing Mloyi as a former neighbour in the Nketa suburb.
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Ndlovu appeared in court facing charges of corruption and obstructing justice. The case is ongoing, and further investigations will be conducted