ZRP Instructed To Reduce Workforce By 15 000 As Govt Works On Cutting Civil Service Wage Bill 

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The government is reported to have instructed the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to reduce its workforce by 15 000 police officers.  Currently, the force has 50 000 officers and the government is reported to have called for this number to be reduced to 35 000, as the government works on cutting its wage bill.  When presenting the government’s new economic blueprint, the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube indicated that the civil service was going to be restructured by reducing the number of workers on the government payroll.  The police is targeting officers above the age of 50 for retirement.

Police sources who spoke to the Main and Telegraph said,

People will soon receive what the officers are calling love letters from Commissioner General Godwin Matanga. The love letters are notices of retirement for those who have 50 years and above. ZRP has been instructed to reduce its workforce from 50 000 to 35 000.

A letter which was sent to some senior officers early this month reads,

Retirement from the Zimbabwe Republic Police in Terms of Section 22(3) of the Police Act Chapter 11:10. According to the Police Act Chapter 11:10, the retirement age is 50 and once a police officer reaches that age, they have to renew their contract at the discretion of the bosses…This letter serves to advise you of your retirement from the ZRP in terms of section 22 subsection (3) of the Police Act Chapter 11:10

More: Mail and Telegraph 





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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

Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development.He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank ,financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland and... Read More About Mthuli Ncube

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

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1 Comment

  1. Bayehluleka Reply

    They call it retirement whilst they are retrenching them.Why can’t they retrench their Sekeremayis? The majority of Zanu are above 70.We all know one was forced to resign.Zimbabwe is a laughing stock in world.

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