More changes in Zimbabwe police force

More changes in Zimbabwe police force
Published: 13 February 2018 (429 Views)
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has moved to replace recently-fired senior officers by redeploying 14 cops to various key posts, as the law enforcement agency moves to re-shape its battered image.

At least 30 senior police officers were last month served with retirement letters, before the number was reduced to 11.

Police spokesperson Charity Charamba confirmed the development but referred further questions to her deputy Paul Nyathi, who was unreachable.

In an internal radio communication sent out to all police districts last week, 14 senior police officers were moved to fill the gaps left by the sweeping purges.

Among them is senior assistant commissioner Martha Mafolo, who has been moved from Masvingo to Morris Depot as commandant, replacing Munyori Taedzerwa.

Senior assistant commissioner Angelina Guvamombe - among the 30 who were forced into retirement but bounced back after the list was revised - has been moved from Support Unit to Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) as chief of staff officer human resources administration, replacing retired senior assistant commissioner Justice Chengeta.

Other redeployments include that of chief superintendent C Chingosho, who will act as head of the police printers, a position left vacant after the axing of senior assistant commissioner Prudence Chakanyuka.

Transport and Logistics, which was headed by senior assistant commissioner Robert Masukusa, is now led by assistant commissioner Gift Hlabiso.

Senior assistant commissioner Isaac Tayengwa has been moved from National Traffic to Support Unit as a badger.

Assistant commissioner L Chinhengo is now Criminal Investigations Department acting director, while assistant commissioner H Sigauke takes up the role of assistant commissioner for Chitungwiza.

"The following transfers have been approved and are to be implemented with immediate effect," read a transcript of the radio instruction, which went on to quote names of law enforcement agents and their ranks.

"Please return casualty returns as soon as the transfers are effected."

This came as ZRP redeployed close to 400 police officers nationwide and suspended 19 others amid allegations of various acts of misconduct as it continues with its acts of trying to win back public confidence

The transferred are mainly from depot province comprising police band, equitation and farriers, staff instructional, and other technical sections in depot.

Among those suspended were seven assistant inspectors and 12 constables.

The suspended police officers were ordered to report to the ZRP detention barracks at Support Unit pending trial.



- dailynews

Tags: Zimbabwe, Police, Force,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

BREAKING: $1 million gold heist cop arrested

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 125 Views

PHOTO: Chamisa's legal team

by Social media | 17 August 2018 | 151 Views

Mnangagwa's winning marging revised downwards by ZEC

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 189 Views

Zimbabwe is a military oligarchy, not a democracy

by Kuda Bhejana | 17 August 2018 | 100 Views

Mnangagwa needs Lincolnian wisdom

by Dumisani Muleya | 17 August 2018 | 139 Views

EU to cut funding to Zesn over positive report on Zimbabwe election?

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 198 Views

Dali Mpofu arrives in Zimbabwe for Chamisa petition

by Ndou Paul | 17 August 2018 | 248 Views

Bhora Musango: Mnangagwa to launch a massive witch-hunt

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 157 Views

Chamisa, Mnangagwa battleground shifts to ConCourt

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 132 Views

Chief Justice Malaba issues a controversial directive

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 194 Views

Mugabe's spooks purged by Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 115 Views

MLO founding member passes on

by Israel Dube | 17 August 2018 | 83 Views

Chiwenga tours controversial ARDA Antelope project

by Ndou Paul | 17 August 2018 | 89 Views

Top MDC Alliance official charged over Zim 'fake' election results

by Stephen Jakes | 17 August 2018 | 118 Views

$292.4m windfall for exporters

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 69 Views

Veteran DJ revives Zimbabwe music in UK

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 96 Views

Woman plays loud music to taunt hubby

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 134 Views

US think tank sees Zimbabwe boom under Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 165 Views

Police quiz Chamisa ally over August 1 violence

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 114 Views

Business confidence high despite poll challenge

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 94 Views

ConCourt throws out 'late' submissions

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 131 Views

Zanu-PF's tactics exposed

by Leonard Koni | 17 August 2018 | 163 Views

Lets advocate for peace as leaders - SB Moyo

by Stephen Jakes | 17 August 2018 | 81 Views

Opposition legislator charged over elections protest

by Stephen Jakes | 17 August 2018 | 73 Views

Zpra veterans blast govt over civilian shooting in Harare

by Stephen Jakes | 17 August 2018 | 68 Views

Jonathan Moyo blasts SB Moyo

by Stephen Jakes | 17 August 2018 | 183 Views

Zimnat to hold golf day at Borrowdale Brooke

by Agencies | 17 August 2018 | 80 Views

The undertaker of the MDC as we know it: Nelson Chamisa

by Jealousy Dutiro | 17 August 2018 | 119 Views

Khupe's brother laid to rest

by Stephen Jakes | 17 August 2018 | 145 Views

Family flees from mysterious fire

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 177 Views

ZEC delivered credible election

by Shame Isaki | 17 August 2018 | 169 Views

New HIV infections statistics worry Govt

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 133 Views

New police boss for Manicaland

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2018 | 139 Views