We Do Not Collect Money From Job Seekers, EFCC Warns Applicants

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised an alarm over the activities of fraudsters duping ignorant job seekers warning applicants not to fall victim.

The anti-graft agency’s Head of Media, Mr Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on Tuesday warned applicants not to fall victims into the tricks played on their intelligence.

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Uwujaren said that the agency’s employment process is open and transparent and cannot be compromised through bribery.

“Some unscrupulous individuals are seeking to exploit the current recruitment exercise in the commission for private gain by soliciting payment from unsuspecting job seekers in order to facilitate their employment into the commission.

“This is a scam and members of the public are warned not to deal with anyone with such proposition as the agency does not collect money from job seekers. Candidates that participated in the recent aptitude test by the Commission should avoid falling prey to tricksters by shunning any promise of employment for a fee,” he said.

He further advised members of the public to report any request for money for employment into the Commission at the nearest office of the EFCC or the nearest police station.

50 People Apply For Hangman Job Position In Zimbabwe

At least 50 people want to become Zimbabwe’s hangman, a job that fell vacant over a decade ago, officials said Tuesday, stressing that applicants were “very interested” in the role.

The country, which has an unemployment rate of more than 90 percent by some measures, last executed a prisoner in 2005, after which the serving hangman retired.

“The response has been overwhelming and the applications have been from both men and women,” justice ministry secretary Virginia Mabhiza told the NewsDay newspaper.

“We have received over 50 applications in the past few months. People are very interested.”

After a long search, a new hangman was reported to have been appointed in 2012 but the chosen candidate was never confirmed.

Rights groups including Amnesty International have often called on Zimbabwe, which has 92 inmates on death row, to abolish capital punishment.

Zimbabwe’s new 2013 constitution exempts women from the hangman’s noose.

“All men between 18 and 69 years (who) have been convicted of murder in aggravated circumstances can receive capital punishment,” Mabhiza was quoted as saying.

She did not say when the hangman would be appointed or if Zimbabwe intended to revive executions soon.

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was justice minister until a recent cabinet reshuffle, is a strong opponent of the death penalty.