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30+ senior police sacked in Zimbabwe

Following up on an earlier promise to push reform, the acting police commissioner in Zimbabwe has ordered the immediate retirement of 30 senior officers at the ranks of assistant commissioner and above, with more expected, according to this article. An … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe police pledge reforms

This article reports a pledge by the new police commissioner in Zimbabwe to focus on restoring legitimacy by accepting “critical feedback from the public and strict adherence to the institution’s Code of Conduct and the Police Client Service Charter.” He … Continue reading

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Local police powers

This article reports that urban councils in Zimbabwe are urging the national government to grant arrest authority to municipal police, since the national police give little attention to violations of local ordinances. The role and authority of local police in … Continue reading

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Petty corruption in Zimbabwe

This article describes rampant petty police corruption in Zimbabwe, where a favorite tactic is charging drivers to pass through police roadblocks. Citizens are encouraged to report bribes but they have little faith that any action will be taken.

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Police corruption in Zimbabwe

This editorial provides examples of police corruption in Zimbabwe, including traffic bribes and misappropriation of government property. The paper criticizes the government for continually treating the problem as just a few rotten apples, instead of making a serious effort to … Continue reading

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