The Zimbabwe Republic Police has transferred a number of officers.
In Bulawayo, most of the junior officers at Pumula Police Station were transferred to other stations. In an interview with The Chronicle, National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday said there was nothing amiss with the new transfers as it was administrative. He added that police officers are transferred so that they do not become too familiar with certain communities. Said Nyathi:
Transfers are an administrative issue which is meant to improve performance in the system and they are also part of a task development which is meant to promote job rotation. Above all, the officers commanding provinces like in this case Bulawayo province have the responsibility of transferring non-commissioned members who would have stayed at a particular station for five years or more.