Several senior police officers who were allegedly aligned to former President Robert Mugabe have been reportedly relieved of their duties.
Yet to be confirmed reports say the prominent figures in the Mugabe led Police administration under the guidance of Former Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri have been relieved of the duties.
Among the axed officers are Deputy Commissioner Generals Sibanda, Matibiri and Shambare, Commissioners Bungu, Ndebele, Tanyanyiwa, Senior Assistant Commissioners Munyonga, Guvamombe, Chengeta, Masukusa, Mlilo, Maenzanise, Chakanyuka, Makodza and their effective mouthpiece Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba.
The ZRP had become one of the most disliked and distrusted organisations in Zimbabwe under the tenure of long-serving former Commissioner- General Augustine Chihuri. In the aftermath of Operation Restore Legacy, the ZRP had to conduct joint patrols with members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces as its officers were accused of corruption and extorting motorists through numerous roadblocks.
More information is yet to follow on the changes taking place in the transformation of Zimbabwean Police from force to service.
A letter of retirement which was given to one of the commissioners and signed by Acting Commissioner General Goodwin Matanga reads:
17 January 2018
RETIREMENT FROM THE ZIMBABWE REPUBLIC POLICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 22(3) OF THE POLICE ACT, CHAPTER 11:10
This letter serves to advise you of your retirement from the Zimbabwe Republic Police in terms of section 22 subsection (3) of the Police Act [Chapter 11:101 effective from midnight on the 19″ of January 2018.
You will be paid three months’ salary in lieu of three months’ notice of termination of service.
The Acting Commissioner General of Police avails himself this opportunity to sincerely thank you for having diligently served the organisation and the people of Zimbabwe.
Wishing you and your family a pleasant retirement
Acting Commissioner General of Police