Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) sources who spoke to The Herald said Acting Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga told police officers to prepare for retirement.
This comes after the Public Service Commission (PSC) said 528 workers will be struck off Government’s pay roll by 31 December in line with the rationalisation of the civil service as presented by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa in the 2018 National Budget. Matanga is said to have reminded the police officers that retirement starts at 55 for them as outlined in the Police Act. The ZRP source told The Herald:
He (Acting Comm-Gen Matanga) also said the retirement age is 55 years according to the Police Act, 65 years for Public Service Commission. He said members should prepare for it.