Mnangagwa Retires Senior Police Officers For Failing To Deal With Protests- Report

Several senior police officers have been retired for allegedly failing to prevent fuel protests that rocked Zimbabwe on January 14. This is the third major reshuffle since President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over power in a military coup in November 2017.

ZimLive reports that Bulawayo will be under a new commander after Senior Assistant Commissioner Happymore Sigauke was ordered to retire. Commissioner Bernard Dumbura arrives from the Police General Headquarters as the new police chief. Sigauke was only promoted to the position last December after Learn Ncube was elevated to Deputy Commissioner General. Commissioner Erasmus Makodza is the new police chief for Mashonaland East, taking over from Senior Assistant Commissioner Lee Muchemwa. Muchemwa has been retired after protests rocked Marondera, the province’s capital. Chief Superintendent Didymus Masiwa Sakarombe from Mashonaland West police headquarters replaces Chief Superintendent George Nenguwo, who was the district police chief for Marondera. The district police chief for Chitungwiza, Chief Superintendent Sekayi Mujiwa, has also been retired.

A police source told ZimLive that President Mnangagwa’s administration is targeting senior police officers for failing to come down hard on protesters.


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5 comments on “Mnangagwa Retires Senior Police Officers For Failing To Deal With Protests- Report

  1. tht doesnt work ed …thus petrol on fire cz everyone is obsessed with u even wawaisa akutodawo change ….baba chirungu chikushota ipai nc hamuoni zvakaita ict ne finance whn it was at his helm na biti..ukaona masoja atirimuka ths tym mujeri chaimo cz ako asiyana rgm akwegura.. hazvibatsire kubvisa vanoziva uchiisa ana owen makorokoza vajaira mugomba musina internet vanongoita shutdown

  2. If they are incompetent or are sabotaging the government then they will be removed from crucial positions. If the police was effective they should have reduced the impact of the protests especially in Bulawayo where most shops were looted.

  3. Surprised that officers are fired for tailing to be hard on PROTESTERS? Really? Thought it would make sense to fire them for failing to stop police officers from KILLING and raping innocent civillians, very sad.

  4. i team dza mugabe na chihuri – ngadzirove pasi ! for real these are MDC sympathizers . ngavamboenda kumisha vamboone kuti kusakura hakunakidze kkkk.

  5. This could be a classic misfiring as real culprits continue to hang on in the system of ZANU PF government without taking full responsibility of their gross interference with the Zimbabwe Conventions on Human Rights as enunciated in the UN Charter

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