Articles tagged 'chikurubi maximum prison'

Fears of disease outbreaks at Chikurubi 24 January 2018 HARARE - Fears of the outbreak of waterborne diseases abound at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison where male inmates have gone for over a week without clean water. While the male section of the penitentiary has been experiencing erratic water supply for some time, the situation worsened a week...
Inmate sent back to prison after jailbreak 25 October 2017 HARARE - An inmate who escaped from Chikurubi Maximum Prison after getting help from prison officers has been captured and slapped with a further four years in prison. Tawanda Chikonyora, 35, had been serving four years for theft and was left with 39 days to complete his term when he escaped i...
Drug shortages hit psychiatric prisoners 22 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest jail, the Chikurubi Maximum Prison, is holding about 100 mental health patients who have not committed crimes but are kept as inmates as the country struggles to provide drugs and decent shelter for the mentally-challenged groups. There are about 200 inmates at the ...
Churches visit jailed protesters 25 September 2016 HARARE - Church leaders on Friday visited victims of State brutality in hospital and jail, as they expressed concern over the continued victimisation of citizens by President Robert Mugabe's government. However, their visit to Chikurubi Maximum Prison (Chikurubi) — where anti-Mugabe protesters...
Tsvangirai barred from visiting jailed protesters 18 September 2016 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was yesterday barred from visiting scores of political activists who are languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Prison (Chikurubi). Despite his visit being a scheduled one, prison officials — who argued that Tsvangirai was not an ordinary person and must seek cl...
Inmates report Chikurubi horror 6 September 2015 HARARE - A truck carrying scores of prisoners from Chikurubi Maximum Prison arrives at the Harare Magistrates Courts. The occupants peer through the meshed barricade looking to spot wives, husbands, brothers, sisters and friends, as they are brought to answer further charges. Prisoners tell...
Chikurubi prison gets water system upgrade 25 April 2015 HARARE - Over 10 000 people at Chikurubi Maximum Prison including inmates are now benefiting from an improved supply of clean water following repairs and upgrades of water infrastructure at the correctional facility. Thomas Merkelbach, the head of International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC)...
Prison riots: Accused's application dismissed 1 April 2015 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed applications made by six of the nine prisoners accused of masterminding the unprecedented food riots at Chikurubi Maximum Prison. The nine, Robert Gumbura, 59, Blessing Chiduke, 25, Luckmore Matambanadzo, 39, Luck Mhungu, 38, Taurai Dodzo, 47, T...
Rioting prisoners tortured, court told 31 March 2015 HARARE - Prisoners accused of masterminding the unprecedented food riots at Chikurubi Maximum Prison, that left five dead, yesterday told the court harrowing tales of physical and emotional torture and “deaths” at the hands of the country's prison wardens since rioting on March 13. The nine pr...
Improve Zim's prison conditions 19 March 2015 EDITOR — The deadly mutiny which rocked Harare's maximum security prison is a reflection of the cry of prisoners to have their living conditions improved. Various stakeholders including the Church, human rights organisations and civil society have expressed their concerns on  the huge influx o...
Prison riots a political tinderbox 16 March 2015 HARARE - Often associated with seizure of control and violence, prison riots are extreme ways in which inmates voice their grievances against prison administrators and authorities. Prisoners resort to such measures when they believe that only a defiance or disorder can get their unfair conditi...
Whither Zim? 16 March 2015 HARARE - Do last week's deadly riots at Chikurubi Maximum Prison, Zimbabwe's biggest correctional services centre, signify worse things to come for the country? And, is Zimbabwe fast degenerating into a feared police State, with anarchy set to become the order of the day? These are the ques...
Deadly unrest rocks Zim 15 March 2015 HARARE - Unrest and a morbid spirit of lawlessness among Zimbabweans, fed by escalating anger against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF government, is fast spreading around the country, with the latest ruckus being last Friday's deadly mutiny at Harare's maximum security prison, Chikurubi. ...
Chikurubi riots a wake-up call for govt — Activists 15 March 2015 HARARE - Human rights defenders have described Friday's food riots by prisoners as a warning to the Zanu PF-led government that it needs to urgently fix its attitude towards the observance of essential rights. This comes as 11 people — three prison officials and eight prisoners from Chikurubi ...
Attempted prison break at Chikurubi 15 March 2015 HARARE - There was an attempted escape by some inmates at Chikurubi Maximum Prison (Chikurubi) on Friday afternoon following a riot as prisoners allegedly protested over food and other issues. While there are conflicting reports about the cause of the “riot” between food supplies and some pris...
StarBrite auditions prisoners 6 April 2014 HARARE - StarBrite, Zimbabwe’s leading talent search show, has extended scouting for potential participants of this year’s edition to prison inmates starting with Chikurubi Maximum Prison on Wednesday. Barney Mpariwa, director of the talent show, told the Daily News that his organisation was d...