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Police chief laments ZRP corruption, indiscipline


Police Deputy Commissioner-General Levi Sibanda has admitted there is rampant corruption within the force and threatened to clamp down on the vice.

Addressing guests at the opening of the 2012 academic year at the Police Staff College on Friday, Sibanda said corruption had dented the image of the police force.

“May I also reiterate the concerns of the central planning committee on the rate at which corruption and indiscipline are costing the organisation. It is apparent that corruption and indiscipline do not only tarnish the corporate image of ZRP, but also lead to premature discharges,” said Sibanda.

“The organisation does not take lightly to acts of misdemeanor and those found wanting should be dealt with accordingly,” said Sibanda.

Sibanda urged students at the college to gear up for the forthcoming constitutional referendum and general elections.

“As you pursue your studies at this college, do not lose sight of forthcoming events in our country, the referendum and general elections.

“I wish to categorically remind course participants that first and foremost we are proud to be Zimbabweans who cherish the profound heritage bequeathed to us by our forefathers.

“It should therefore remain vivid in your minds that the freedom we enjoy today was attained after a protracted liberation struggle, where gallant sons and daughters sacrificed their lives and limbs,” Sibanda said.

Sibanda said police officers from various provinces would undergo intensive training programmes in police studies, adult education, public relations and business management.

“In as much as education is fundamental to the development of a nation, it is equally of paramount importance to the development of any organisation, hence this decision by the ZRP to invest in its human resource.”

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