Newly appointed special advisor to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Christopher Mutsvangwa has said that Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri needs to introspect and look deep into his conscience on the issue of staying on the job if people do not want him. The police commissioner-general seems to be a very unpopular figure with Zimbabweans from all divides who accuse him of heading a corrupt organisation that allegedly protects criminals while violating human rights. The ZRP has also come under fire from the public who accuse it of mounting numerous roadblocks along the country’s roads in order to extort them through spot fines. The public showed its immense disapproval when they heckled and booed Chihuri when he was taking his oath of allegiance at the inauguration of President Mnangagwa.
Mutsvangwa said that the issue of Chihuri staying on as the Commissioner-General was between him and President Emmerson Mnangagwa, although he went on to say that if people did not approve of Chihuri, then it was up to him to listen to the people’s wishes and the dictates of his conscience.
Speaking to The Weekend Post, Mutsvangwa said:
I am not in a position to confer his ouster. It’s a matter between him and his principal. Chihuri has a privileged relationship with the president and the government. If the people have reservations against him, then it’s up to him to listen to his conscience.
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