Police Officers Cry Foul As Bosses Keep Election Allowances 

via Zimeye – Police Officers Cry Foul As Bosses Keep Election Allowances

SOME members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) who provided security during the July 31 harmonised elections have not received their allowances although the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has reportedly remitted the allowances to the ZRP.

The disgruntled officers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, complained their allowances had been withheld by their employer under unclear circumstances.They said they had it on good authority that Zec had remitted the allowances to the ZRP, but the money did not filter down to the officers on the ground.

“I did not get a cent for the nine days I worked during the harmonised elections, but some members of the Special Constabulary were given first preference although they were not paid all their allowances” said an officer based at Chinhoyi Police Station.

Contacted for comment, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the development yesterday saying the ZRP had withheld some of the allowances after receiving reports that some of the officers had not reported at their assigned workstations during the election period.

“Most of them (police officers) did not go to where they had been deployed. We had paying teams on the ground who were paying those who were on duty,” said Charamba.

“Some who were deployed did not go and some were not found where they were supposed to be. In Harare, for example, some were deployed outside of Harare and they decided not to go where they had been deployed. Maybe there could be some genuine cases, but if these are genuine cases, they know where to report. They should not report to newspapers.”

Zec finance director Stephen Goneso said: “We paid those we directly engaged first before they escorted paying officers. We have also disbursed the allowances for those who came through the police.”

The police officers yesterday claimed they were each entitled to a daily $40 allowance.This comes amid reports that some disgruntled police officers had besieged Zec offices in Makonde district, Mashonaland West, demanding their allowances.

 

COMMENTS

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    jongwe power 7 years ago

    What the? These cops are worrying about monetary nonenities instead of being glad that people voted correctly? What has the world become?

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      nesbert 7 years ago

      Don’t thik that if you support zanu pf all people support them. After all the police have the families to feed not to work for zanu pf. After all it was a national event. You are a disgrace

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    kusevenzera zanu pf gvt unopenga- mari futi? uchamwa mvura, mari yakabhadhara mavote ezanu pf-shanda nesimba zvakare kusunga vanhu vemdc maybe ungangowana pashoma-next time

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    Munhu ngaazive job description yake…if everyone could do this in Zimbabwe we shouldn’t be having problems. You are an officer and oudzwa kuti pinda muvoting center and monitor and assist voters is that your job…if not we can say you are working for Zanu. Shiri ine kamuririyo kayo haihuregi. Know who you serve…

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    Biti aramba ne mari*singing*

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    simon 7 years ago

    the police and Zanu-pf are husband and wife so accept the deal if you want to work for Zanu-Pf its your own fault. You have had 33years to realise not to trust Mugabe and still you lick his boots. I feel nothing!!!!! MDC would be less corrupt.

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    Chitova weGona 7 years ago

    Thats Zanu for u officers! VanaCharamba knw very well that the Special Constabularies were specifically recruited as zanu pf voters so they have to get first preference ,that was Chihuri’s game plan. Its time you realise that you are being used as rugs to say the least!Start the revolt and the frustrated majority wl

    certainly be behind you and we wl finish the revolution. In Egypt the police and army joined forces with the
    demonstrators and Mubarak fell. Charamba and co. do not care wneed

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    Chitova weGona 7 years ago

    Thats Zanu for u officers! VanaCharamba knw very well that the Special Constabularies were specifically recruited as zanu pf voters so they have to get first preference ,that was Chihuri’s game plan. Its time you realise that you are being used as rugs to say the least!Start the revolt and the frustrated majority wl
    follow.

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    Ndi Biti ari kuramba nemari. Ari kuda kuti mapurisa arevolte against the Government – ndozvatinoziva isu veZANU kuti ndiBiti chete, hapana mumwe.

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    Rudadiso 7 years ago

    I have it on good authority that the police officers whose votes were meant to increase Biti’s initial defeat by the Zanu p.f. candidate had their allowances with drawn for voting “wrongly”. Some are being threatened with dismissal or transfers to remote areas.If they had voted “correctly” Biti would have lost.

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    Chasura 7 years ago

    mapurisa kana tichikuudzai kuti gadzirisai zvinhu munoramba,makakaura.ngaavasambokupei kana cent zvaro. makaitaka national service munoda mari yei,vanhu vakati varakidze kuti hazvina kumira mushe munyika va demonstrate munotumwa kundorova vanhu muchibvuma.hezvoko chava chenyu.makaurawo

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    Charles Chamunorwa 7 years ago

    Rambai makashinga Gushungo achienda kuSingapore nemhuri yake. Vhurai madziso vakomana

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    adam jones 7 years ago

    officers who refused to turn up for duty where they had been deployed should be punished. now this charamba says those who were not paid absconded basically!? shouldn’t they be made to answer for going AWOL rather than protest non-payment? what does charamba take us for? fools like herself and her boss? copers should know that zanu only pays militials for obvious reasons. tichatongawo.

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    MikeH 7 years ago

    DOES THIS SURPRISE ME ? NO !!!