President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Tandabantu Godwin Matanga as the substantive Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) with immediate effect.
In a statement, Chairperson of the Public Service commission, Dr Mariyawanda Nzuwah said the appointment is in terms of section 221(1) and 2 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment number 20 as read with section 340 (1).
Matanga holds several professional qualifications in active field artillery management and financial management. He was appointed Acting Commissioner General last December after the retirement of Augustine Chihuri.
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
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu- PF). He is the President elect of Zimbabwe. On 3 August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8%... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa
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