Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner Rabson Mpofu (Planning and Development) said in a statement that Acting Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga clarified that Government retired 11 senior police officers from the rank of senior assistant commissioner and above, contrary to earlier reports that 30 officers had been sent on early retirement.
Said Commissioner Mpofu:
Further to today (yesterday)’s media reports regarding the ongoing reorganisation of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the Acting Commissioner-General of Police wishes to inform the public and the media that only the following eleven members of the police service have retired.
The retired officers are Commissioners
- Grace Ndebele
- Mekia Tanyanyiwa.
He said Senior Assistant Commissioners relieved of their duties were
- Godfrey Munyonga
- Justice Chifunye Chengeta
- Douglas Jabulani Nyakutsikwa
- Robert Tendero Masukusa
- Erasmus Makodza
- Prudence Chakanyuka
- Eve Mlilo
- Grace Maenzanise
- Munyori Taedzerwa.
Mpofu said the following officers who are erroneously reported as dismissed/retired, remain members of the police service in their original ranks. These are:
Deputy Commissioners General Innocent Matibiri, Levy Watson Sibanda and Josephine Shambare, and Senior Assistant Commissioners Charity Angeline Charamba, Wiklef Makamache, Edward Fusire and Angelina Guvamombe.
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Godwin Tandabantu Matanga is a senior Zimbabwean law enforcement officer. Matanga is the current Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police. He was named acting Commissioner-General after long-serving ZRP Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri retired in December 2017. On 12 February 2017, the Public Service Commission announced Matanga's... Read More About Godwin Matanga
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police