President Emmerson Mnangagwa named three new Deputy Commissioner Generals of the Zimbabwe Republic Police as he made 56 senior promotions.
Mnangagwa forced dozens of senior police and intelligence officers out after coming to power through a military coup in November last year.
The police chiefs, including former Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri, were seen as loyal to the deposed former President Robert Mugabe.
The promotions, which took effect on December 7, were revealed by Commissioner General Godwin Matanga in a media statement on Sunday.
Senior Assistant Commissioners Elliott Mind Ngirandi, Learn Ncube and Lorraine Chipato were promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner General.
Four Assistant Commissioners Partson Nyabadza, Kudakwashe Mubemi, David Mahoya and Chrispen Charumbira joined the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner.
Mnagagwa also promoted 15 Chief Superintendents to the rank of Assistant Commissioner, while elevating 34 Superintendents to the rank of Chief Superintendent.
In a statement yesterday, chief police spokesperson Snr Asst Comm Charity Charamba confirmed the appointments.
“The senior officers promoted to the rank of deputy commissioner-general are as listed, Senior Assistant Commissioner Mind Elliot Ngirandi, Snr Asst Comm Learn Ncube, Snr Asst Comm Lorraine Chipato while four assistant commissioners have been elevated to the rank of senior assistant commissioner,” she said.
The four are Snr Asst Comm David Mahoya, Snr Asst Comm Kudakwashe Mubemi, Snr Asst Comm Crispen Charumbira and Snr Asst Comm Patson Nyabadza.
A total of 15 chief superintendent were promoted to the rank of assistant commissioner while 34 superintendents were promoted to the rank of chief superintendent.
“The promotions are in line with the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s thrust of improving service delivery to the nation and the Government’s policy of attaining a middle income economy by the year 2030,” Snr Asst Comm Charamba said.
In August, President Mnangagwa promoted 660 police officers to ranks ranging from inspector to deputy commissioner-general in terms of Section 14 (1) (b) of the Police Act.
Among those promoted was Senior Assistant Commissioner Stephen Mutamba, who is now the Deputy Commissioner-General.
Prior to his appointment, Deputy Commissioner-General Mutamba was head of the Criminal Investigations Department and he will now be the Deputy Commissioner-General Crime.
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