The Director of intelligence services is appointed by the president.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Constitution of Zimbabwe: Intelligence Services

Establishment of intelligence services

  • Any intelligence service of the State, other than an intelligence division of the Defence Forces or the Police Service, must be established in terms of a law or a Presidential or Cabinet directive or order
  • Any intelligence service of the State must be non-partisan, national in character, patriotic, professional and subordinate to the civilian authority as established by the Constitution

Command or control of national intelligence service

  • A national intelligence service must be under the command or control of a Director-General of Intelligence Services who must be appointed by the President for a five-year term which may be renewed once
  • The Director-General of Intelligence Services must exercise his or her command or control in accordance with any general written policy directives given by the Minister responsible for the national intelligence service acting under the authority of the President
  • A person who has served as Director-General of Intelligence Services may not be appointed to the command of any other security service

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