Well placed sources at the CIO regional headquarters in Matabeleland told Radio Vop that the recruitment drive began two weeks ago.Sources said the spy agency is being assited by Zanu (PF) aligned students in identifying recruitment candidates.
‘ The first batch of graduates was interviewed last week and the next lot will be interviewed on Monday next week at Magnet House in Bulawayo. The recruitment drive is meant to replace officers who have either retired or left the organization, ’ said the source who is based at Magnet House.
Those who are aspiring to be state security agencies are required to be vetted by police first and produce a recommendation letter from Zanu (PF) provincial offices in addition to their academic qualifications.But security agencies such as the army and intelligence have in the past struggled to recruit young people from Matabeleland because of their record during the massacres in the early 80s.
Young people in the province are reluctant to join the security agencies.Sources say that’s the other region why Midlands State University is turning out to be the best recruitment centre for the spy agency.