In an interview with The Herald, Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga said the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is set to adopt a new structure in the coming days.
He said the new setup could not have been effected from December 18 last year due to logistical issues. Said Matanga:
Very soon I will be announcing a new ZRP structure which has since been approved by Government through the Police Service Commission (PSC). In our old structure, we used to have the rank of commissioner and in the new structure we now have the ranks of Commissioner of Police but not the same as we had in the previous structure. The new police commissioner who is coming is going to replace the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner. In the new structure, if I could be allowed to come from the bottom, we will have the Constable, Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Assistant Inspector, Inspector, Chief Inspector, Superintendent, Chief Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner, Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner General and then Commissioner General. I should have effected this new setup from December 18, 2018 but because of some logistical considerations I will definitely have to do it within the next few days. But officially it took effect from December 18, 2018.
He added that the ZRP would up the fight against corruption.
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