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Sharon Moyo

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Mangonjo being synonymous with C10 that's perfectly fine because mangonjo just means police.

And isn't it well understood that the Central Intelligence Organisation of Zimbabwe also acts as a secret police?
 
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Takesure Chigwedere

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It seems to me that calling the CIO a secret police agency would be misleading, since an agency that monitors but does not enforce the law is not a 'secret police,' as far as I am concerned.

Additionally, saying the CIO is a secret police agency would also imply the organization exists primarily to suppress opposition political parties from dismantling the current regime.
 

Scorpio

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@Borrowdale Barron What about the CID (Criminal Investigation Department), y'all think that's also mangonjo?

@Borrowdale Barron, he's right that the Criminal Investigation Department falls under the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

But to be more precise the slang term for a CID officer is Dhikazi ("detective" in English).

CID officer = Dhikazi or Mudhikazi
CIO officer = mu C10 or mu Olympian
Regular degular ZRP officers = Mangonjo

Olympian, in this case, that's chibhende for a C10, which is derived from the International Olympic Committee ("IOC") but becomes CIO when the letters are rearranged. Normally, when texting and such, boyz dze tonazi that's their modus operandi.
 

Bla Jedza

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It seems to me that calling the CIO a secret police agency would be misleading, since an agency that monitors but does not enforce the law is not a 'secret police,' as far as I am concerned.

The Central Intelligence Organisation of Zimbabwe is not like the British MI5 (Military Intelligence 5) or the SIS.

The MI5 kinda does what you have written there about arrests and what not.

Who told you that the CIO doesn't enforce the law and can't make arrests?
 
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Sharon Moyo

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The Central Intelligence Organisation of Zimbabwe is not like the British MI5 (Military Intelligence 5) or the SIS.

The MI5 kinda does what you have written there about arrests and what not.

Who told you that the CIO doesn't enforce the law and can't make arrests?

While I don't want to get too far into semantics, isn't "abductions" a more befitting word instead of "arrests?"
 
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Mabrijo

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While I don't want to get too far into semantics, isn't "abductions" a more befitting word instead of "arrests?"

To be fair, there has been too much fake news and conspiracy theories throughout the years about the CIO carrying out abductions, because that's how some but not all Human Rights activists in Zimbabwe convince their foreign donors to give them more money.

Even the late president R.G. Mugabe mentioned it in an interview when he was talking about the "Lovemore Madhuku Strategy", as it were.

 
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