ZP, noun

Plurals:
unchanged, or ZPs.
Origin:
The lettering on the registration plates of motor vehicles belonging to the KwaZulu Police, being a short form of KZP (see KZP).
A policeman of the former KwaZulu Police Force; used collectively (plural unchanged), the force as a whole. Also attributive. See also KZP.
1990 Weekly Mail 27 Apr. 7Other organizations..want the ZPs out of the townships.
1990 New African 11 June 3A ZP member attempted to stop the memorial service, claiming that..the gathering was illegal.
1990 New African 18 June 1The UDF/Cosatu Joint Working Committee..kicked off their campaign to end the Natal violence by saturating stadiums with ‘Scrap the ZP’ stickers.
1990 New African 9 July 3The said ZP, who was in plainclothes, had been cornered and killed after he had opened fire indiscriminately.
1990 V. Mvelase in M. Kentridge Unofficial War 180In those townships which have been handed over to the KwaZulu Police, the ZP, you find order..because the ZP are so strict.
A policeman of the former KwaZulu Police Force; used collectively (plural unchanged), the force as a whole. Also attributive.
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