According to sources who spoke to The Standard, State Security minister Owen Ncube, has effected the transfer of suspected Mugabe loyalists from their stations to different provinces.
Others have lost their jobs. The source said operatives who were using the office of the president to extort money from business people were also transferred. Said the source:
The minister has effected transfers in nearly all provinces. In Kwekwe the top six were all transferred with some going to Hwange while others were sent to Masvingo. Many others have received letters from the minister assigning them to new posts. There were many operatives that were using the office of the president to demand money from farmers, foreign owned companies and mines. Those with such connections had become more powerful than political structures and had vowed not to leave their stations but Ncube is changing all that.
Ncube has also tightened security around Mnangagwa and changed security details assigned to the first family.