Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has been ordered by High Court judge Justice Alphas Chitakunye to reinstate three police special constabulary officers, who were unfairly dismissed over unspecified allegations of misrepresentation and being engaged in criminal activities. The trio was not given a chance to defend themselves against the allegations.
The three special constabulary officers who are identified in court papers as; Yakub, Imran and Zunad Mussa, approached the High Court complaining that they were unfairly dismissed after serving for periods ranging from 11 to 29 years. Justice Chitakunye said the dismissal letters given to the three on September 23 last year were null and void.
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Augustine Chihuri is a retired Zimbabwe law enforcement officer and former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General. He is a war veteran who received his military training at Mgagao in Tanzania as well as the longest-serving police chief in Zimbabwe since Independence. On 13 November 2017... Read More About Augustine Chihuri
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