Zimbabwean Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, says an undisclosed number of police officers are among 2 852 people who have been arrested for illegal gold mining.
Nyathi disclosed this while speaking to the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) Wednesday in Harare.
“We have had arrests in Jumbo, Mazowe and Shamva of illegal artisanal miners. I admit we have arrested (police) officers at Jumbo, the law will take its course,” said Nyathi.
“The Home Affairs Minister has said it before and I repeat – if there is a police officer who is involved in mining activities, they must stop because they will be arrested and eventually lose their jobs.”