Articles tagged 'prisoners'

High Court to hear prisoner voting ban challenge 11 July 2018 HARARE - High Court Judge Justice Clement Phiri will on Wednesday hear a legal challenge to Zimbabwe's blanket ban on prisoners being allowed to vote. The judgment expected in the Harare High Court has been brought by convicted “murderers”, Tungamirai Madzokere and Last Maengahama, who claim a...
Mnangagwa frees more prisoners 27 March 2018 HARARE - Government has freed 173 inmates from Harare Central Prison (HCP) under the amnesty by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service public relations officer Priscilla Mthembo said they are targeting to release more than 500 prisoners at HCP. “We released ...
ED frees 3 000 prisoners under amnesty 22 March 2018 HARARE - Government yesterday freed 3 000 inmates under an amnesty as prisons struggle to feed inmates due to lack of funding from the government. President Emmerson Mnangagwa granted the clemency that will benefit all convicted female prisoners, juveniles, those terminally ill and those servi...
2018 Elections: Prisoners, diasporans disenfranchised 23 October 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe fast approaches the 2018 elections there are fears among pro democracy groups, civil and political activists, and opposition political parties that the ruling Zanu PF government will not put in place mechanisms to allow special groups like prisoners and those living in the Di...
Of prisoners, basic human rights 21 June 2015 HARARE - One out of every 700 people in the world is in prison and the world's prison population stands at over 9 million. The continent of Africa is home to 53 countries, roughly 3 000 prisons, and approximately 1 million prisoners. Prisons in many parts of the world are in crisis. The prison...
ZPCS fails to take prisoners to court 15 December 2014 GWERU - Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has once again failed to deliver remanded suspects at Whawha Prison to Shurugwi Magistrates Courts, forcing presiding magistrates to postpone their cases. This was not the first time that the country's prison authorities have failed to t...
Rations for children with imprisoned mothers 8 April 2014 HARARE - The government has gazetted diet for children in prisons. The government has decreed that 0 to 6 month-old infants are  entitled to exclusive breastfeeding or exclusive formula feeding, while 6 to 24 month-old babies will receive 2 cups of animal milk on a daily basis, on top of other...
Mixed emotions over freed prisoners 21 February 2014 BULAWAYO - Members of the public have expressed mixed views over the release of 2 000 prisoners from the country's jails following a presidential pardon. Most females and men with petty crimes were set free under Clemency Order 1 of 2014. The pardon was under Section 112 (1) (a) of the Cons...
Pardoned prisoners sing Mugabe praises 18 February 2014 HARARE - Pardoned female prisoners at Chikurubi Maximum Prison yesterday showered praises on President Robert Mugabe as they walked out of prison, thanking him for the amnesty. Female prisoners sang songs in praise of Mugabe and danced doing the butt wriggling dance. “Gushungo, Gushungo, Gu...
2 000 prisoners to be freed today 17 February 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to free over 2 000 inmates beginning today under the presidential amnesty, paving way for the de-congestion of the country’s prisons. Agrey Huggins Machingauta, a deputy commissioner in charge of administration, told journalists at the Zimbabwe Prison Services (ZPS) he...
Prisoners dying of hunger 3 December 2013 HARARE - One hundred prisoners have died in the country's prisons due to hunger and disease since the beginning of the year. Presenting oral evidence before the portfolio committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Virginia Mabhiza, permanent secretary in the ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliam...
Inmates caught having sex in dog kennel 14 December 2012 HARARE - Two male inmates are in court after a prison officer caught them in a compromising position in a dog kennel at Chikurubi. Morgan Ruzvidzo, 40, and Marceline Kadungure, 22, on Wednesday appeared before Harare magistrate Anita Tshuma on aggravated indecent assault charges. Ruzvidzo, who to...