Two police officers have been nabbed for allegedly demanding for a bribe from a suspected thief.
Tonderal Mumanikidwa, 41 and Atwell Ngara, 45 were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba charged with criminal abuse as police officers.
They were granted US$200 bail each and the matter was remanded to March 6 as investigations continue.
Allegations are that on February 12, the two accused persons were investigating a case of theft which occurred at number 22 Eagle Street, Okovango Park, Cape Town in South Africa.
They reportedly picked Tafadzwa Chihombori for questioning in connection with the matter and later released him.
The two continued looking for Bornwell Chitapi who was the actual perpetrator.
The State further alleges that the two demanded cash from Chitapi with the assistance of Chihombori.
It was reported that Chihombori later gave the pair ZAR30 000 cash.
They gave Chihombori ZAR10 000 and shared the remaining money amongst themselves.
When Chitapi was arrested he indicated that he allegedly gave Chihombori ZAR30 000 so that he could bride the police detectives who were looking for him.