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"Morale Of Officers Across The Entire Police Service At Lowest Ebb"

The Parliamentary portfolio committee on defence, home affairs and security services has said the morale of police officers in the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is at its lowest level.

The committee warned the police service could collapse if no urgent action is taken to lift the morale of police officers through better pay, fixing key infrastructure and providing modern operational tools.

The committee said, “morale of officers across the entire police service was at its lowest ebb despite their demonstration of resilience and patriotism.”

The committee added, “further procrastination to redress the various challenges in the entire organisation has the potential of collapsing the policing system due to increased indiscipline and poor service delivery.”

The committee conducted an inquiry into the state of infrastructure and service delivery by the Zimbabwe Republic Police between October and November last year.

In a report presented to parliament, the MPs said “the state of infrastructure across the 10 provinces leaves a lot to be desired.” The lawmakers said:

Dilapidated institutional and residential accommodation, poor ablution facilities resulting in officers opting for the bush system, obsolete office furniture, inadequate tools of trade, use of ineffective policing equipment which is inconsistent with contemporary policing technology, inadequate transport and fuel supplies are just but a few of the many signs and symptoms of an ailing policing system.

The committee, chaired by retired Brigadier General Levy Mayihlome (Zanu-PF), said the majority of the challenges faced by the ZRP are a result of underfunding and delayed release of funds by the treasury.

Parliamentarians said accounting mechanisms could be put in place to allow the ZRP to retain some funds, including fines and proceeds from its economic activities.

The MPs added that members of the public have “lost confidence in the service delivery of the ZRP due to increasing cases of indiscipline, especially among junior staff officers within and outside the working environment.” 

More: NewZimbabwe

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zimboy 2 months ago

chaora zvacho chinhu ichi

Tanu Mark Finnity 2 months ago

ZRP police officers will continue to suffer if they don't jack up their brains and start being transparent because truth is that they are busy crying of poor salaries whilst the superiors are looting state funds and doing corrupt deals behind their backs. Cry my beloved country

Tanu Mark Finnity 2 months ago

ZRP my foot let them suffer whilst the bosses are looting state funds


Chen 2 months ago

Be prepared for more robberies as long as the security sector is getting peanuts.

Bhuru 2 months ago

Hona tea irikunwirwa mopoto

sadney 2 months ago

At least chingwa chiri kubuda mu plastic re PROTON kkk

Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢᴀ 2 months ago

Yᴇs , ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴛʀᴜᴇ ᴍᴀᴘᴜʀɪsᴀ ᴀʀɪᴋᴜᴛᴀᴍʙᴜʀᴀ ʙᴇᴅᴜ ᴡᴇ. Bᴜᴛ ᴜɴᴏᴢᴏᴡᴏɴᴀ ᴍᴀᴍᴡᴇ ᴀᴄʜᴏ ᴋᴜʀᴏᴛᴏᴍᴏᴋᴀ ᴍᴀɴʜɪ.

Vybez Cartel 2 months ago

Pamberi ne Zanu PF pasi nemhandu. Mapurisa anoda CCC ndivo vari**** and vachatambura kusvika vadzidza kuti Chamisa is not leadership material

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

@Vybz . Ziva zvekunyora ma articles e pindula uchipihwa ma Nuts . Unosenza pano pa pindula iwewe . Hauna nyadzi siya usu ma Citizens ti commente

Unohora 18 000 rtgs iwe.Vote CCC upihwa 400usd

Hameno 2 months ago

Chamisa hasati atonga uye kusupporter zanhu hakupfumise dai nyika musina kana 1 anotambura

S 2 months ago

iiiii Mapurisa kana hu under funded whava kuvaitisa humbavha, zvakatooma. Because vaye vanenge vari ku Traffic Section, corruption yacho yakato nyanya. Ma motorists anzwa nekubvisiswa mari vachiisa muhomwe. Corruption at its rottestest.

Cde Tiye 2 months ago

Matching the picture to the story😂😂😂. Officers underpaid to the extent that they're drinking tea from pots, taking the bread straight from the paper. Plates and cups are a luxury in Zimbabwe

Matrix 2 months ago


🔥 2 months ago

kunyangwe yemateacher iri very very low

Matrix 2 months ago

Kkkkk maticha . KKK public enemy Numero Uno m

Babalao 2 months ago

The problem is not underfunding but corruption by senior officers; the police has farms and mines which are benefiting the senior officers not the organization.

2minutes 2 months ago

But Zim nekuondoka kwayaita pane achaigona here amunangagwa vakaibvutira bhobho IZvozvi zvato worse saka pane achaigona hre nyika iyi nezva yave kudai

boss veda 2 months ago

@Chapwatiti ndizvo chaizvo. we hv confidence nawo vakomana ava

Chapwititi Kestombela 2 months ago

Change the presidium and finance minister, ipai CCC chance to lead muone kunaka kunoita nyika within a few months not years. Biti knows finance and economics and has so much influence with global finance houses. Chamisa has the zeal and pation required to instil confidence in the economy. Unozodei ukaisa team yacho panyanga. Vakatumwa vakomana nevasikana veCCC kuzosvitsa nyika iyi Canaan

2 months ago

Our Zim 2 months ago

zvimwe zvese chemai bt kwete mapurisa ndiwo arikutoba heavy dai mataura zvematicha the better kwete mapurisa aaa varikutira Mari vanhu ivavo

Shanduko MuZim 2 months ago

Ko Zanu zvayinoti opposition ndiyo yaparadza maguta....
Police yave kuitira **** musango nekushaya zvimbuzi chaizvo, saka iopposition her yako zera?

factos 2 months ago

mbabva mabva
pamberi zeZanu pf
pamberi nekubatana
pamberi nebudiriro
pamberi ne poverty
pamberi ne corruption
pamberi nenzara
pamberi nekushaya mvura
pamberi nembavha

pasi ne manduuuuuu
kuguda imanduuu
kusebenza imanduuu
kusaba imanduuuuuu
USD imanduúuuuuuuuu
Chamisa imanduuuuuuu

CCC imanduuuuuuuuuu

pasi nhayo

pasi nayooooo

factos 2 months ago

no hate speach ngiqala izanu
kanti kawukuboni yini khonoko

Tsano 2 months ago

@factos uyahlanya
umangoyi ..

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

Ndosaka vachizoita hasha, kupedzera shungu kuPovo neCCC

Hameno 2 months ago

Unoseka so Zim ko chii kubva zvadai

Boy 2 months ago

Chaora Chinhu ichi

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