The Judicial Service Commission has confirmed that they have started an initiative to ensure that all the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) stations are equipped with point of sale machines in a bid to minimize the payment of bribes and breeding corruption.
This was revealed by JSC head of corporate communications Ms Rumbidzai Takawira who said they embraced paying fines with plastic money because it is faster and efficient:
Zimbabwe, like many countries across the world, has evolved into a more cashless economy and people now use what we term “plastic money.
We have ensured all police points have a POS machine for easier transacting, moving from the system that we had before which was a bit slower. So, this is just in line with building efficiency for the transacting public when having to pay fines, like traffic fines.
ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the JSC is also working toward ensuring that people pay their fines using mobile money:
The Judicial Service Commission is engaging banks to facilitate the use of mobile service platforms to accept deposit fines from the public. The ZRP and the Judicial Service Commission are in constant liaison to smoothen the process.
Banks import the machines which are acquired by the Judicial Service Commission, which in turn provides them for use by the police.