Since the departure of former President Robert Mugabe in November last year, the Central Intelligence Organization and the police forces have retired senior officers and brought new ones.
Last month, all three officers who were the deputies of the former Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri, were retired. Among them were senior officers: Innocent Matibiri, Levi Sibanda and Josephine Shambare.
After the retirement of several senior officers last month Emmerson Mnangagwa raised three Senior Assistant Commissioners to the rank of Deputy Commissioner-General. Among those who join Stephen Mutamba as Deputy Commissioner-General are: chief staff officer Senior Assistant Commissioner Elliot Mind Ngirandi, officer commanding Bulawayo province Learn Ncube and Lorraine Chipato, who was promoted from the rank of Assistant Commissioner to Senior Assistant Commissioner in August this year.
Besides President promoted four Assistant Commissioners: Kudakwashe Mubemi, David Mahoya, Partson Nyabadza and Chrispen Charumbira to the ranks of Senior Assistant Commissioner.
Generally, the police reforms have touched about 56 police officers. About 34 superintendents were promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent and 15 Chief Superintendents were promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner.
According to spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba who has recently made a statement these changes will take effect from Friday. He also noted that all these promotions and changes in the composition of police officers at different levels are a necessary measure according to the government’s opinion.
Thus, with the help of all these replacements, President Emmerson Mnangagwa now have a new team at the head of the police, with whom he plans to continue his fruitful cooperation.