Articles tagged 'zimbabwe prisons and correctional services'

ZPS requests govt agric support 7 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has asked to be considered for government agricultural support programmes such as Command Agriculture and Presidential Input Support Scheme. Chitungwiza South Member of Parliament Maxwell Mavhunga, the acting chairperson of the par...
Spike in jail escapes 24 September 2018 HARARE - There has been a spike in the number of jail escapes, with some fleeing from cells during court  appearances. More inmates have gone over the wire now more than the previous years. It's not clear whether budgetary cuts have impacted on the number or if correctional staff, was respo...
Zimondi willing to consider prison conjugal visits - if laws are amended 23 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi (pictured) talks to the Daily News on Sunday's Tendayi Madhomu about the state of the correctional facilities in Zimbabwe. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Please, may you shed some light...
Zimbos face the gallows in China 21 September 2018 HARARE - Twelve Zimbabweans — one man and 11 women — face the death sentence in China, unless President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government moves with speed to operationalise a prisoners' exchange programme with the Asian economic giant, the Daily News has been told. China has a mandatory death pe...
'Treat prisoners with respect, dignity' 22 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi says inmates should be treated with respect and dignity because all people including those in high offices are potential convicts. Speaking at the recent handover of $50 000 worth of goods to Chikur...
ZPCS fails to transfer prisoners to court 9 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's judiciary system suffered yet another embarrassment yesterday after inmates at Harare's remand prison could not attend court for the second day. The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS)'s failure to bring prisoners to court due to the deplorable state of its ve...
ZPCS fails to take inmates to court 8 May 2018 HARARE - Scores of inmates remanded in custody failed to pitch up at Harare Magistrates' Court yesterday after 'Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services' (ZPCS) vehicles broke down. ZPCS' failure to bring prisoners to court resulted in dozens of cases failing to recommence and scores others ...
Prisons boss sued for $137K over 'debt' 4 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) boss Paradzayi Zimondi has been dragged to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Farmers Development Company (ZFDC) for allegedly failing to service a $137 000 debt. The High Court has since ordered the attachment of his property to repay the...
Govt must provide medication for prisoners 28 September 2017 EDITOR — It made sad reading that prison inmates have claimed an acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) in the country's prisons and correctional facilities is now threatening their survival. According to press reports  government is failing to provide medication in prisons and correct...
Prisoners deprived of ARVs 24 September 2017 HARARE - Pre-trial detainees claim an acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) has hit the country's prisons and correctional facilities, and is now threatening their survival. While tendering their mitigation factors, and as they appear in court for bail hearings or during sentencing, p...
Prisons authority under fire over veggies vending 21 June 2017 BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo City Council and vendors are up in arms with the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) for illegally selling its farm produce in the Central Business District (CBD). Trucks from the ZPCS have been spotted in the CBD loaded with cabbages and other farm produc...
'Set up maximum security prison in Mutare' 12 April 2017 MUTARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) here has called for a maximum security prison to house dangerous inmates after the opening of a permanent High Court in Mutare. ZPCS officer commanding Manicaland Didymus Chimvura told Chief Justice Luke Malaba after a tour of a High C...
Prisoners face health risk 22 March 2017 HARARE - Scores of prisoners face a health risk after Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (Parirenyatwa) threatened to cut off medical services to Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) over a $567 000 debt. Parirenyatwa provides medical care to incarcerated people, including midwifery ...
Lawyers slam prisons' failure to transport suspects 10 February 2017 HARARE - Human rights lawyers have slammed the failure by Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) to transport prisoners to court, saying the development blatantly breached the constitutional rights of pre-trial detainees. It's been two weeks since ZPCS has failed to bring suspects h...
Prisons in frantic bid to avert typhoid outbreak 20 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has said it is working around the clock to avert a typhoid outbreak in the country's overcrowded prisons. This comes as a typhoid outbreak has hit the high density suburb of Mbare and claimed two lives. ZPCS said isolation wards...
'Most Gokwe Prison female inmates jailed for drugs' 10 January 2017 HARARE - Almost all of the women currently doing time at Gokwe Prison were jailed for violating narcotics laws. Currently, there are eight female prisoners serving sentences at the prison compared to 150 men, according to latest statistics released by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Serv...
Jailed protestors demand Nando's chicken 1 September 2016 HARARE - Seventy protestors who were arrested in the capital last Friday have rejected prison food in favour of Nando's Chicken which the poorly-financed Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) says cannot afford, a Harare magistrate heard yesterday. This was revealed during the bail...
Habitual thief thrown back into prison 8 April 2016 HARARE - A habitual thief who smashed car windows before stealing valuables was sent back to prison yesterday. Tafadzwa Amon Foroma, 22, was yesterday convicted of “theft of car parts” when he appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment befor...
Expired ARVs sparked Chikurubi prison riots 4 September 2015 HARARE - One of the convicts accused of masterminding a foiled jail-break at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison yesterday accused the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services of giving inmates expired antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs. This emerged as the trial of incarcerated Independent End Time ...
No fuel to ferry prisoners 18 March 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) yesterday failed to take prisoners to court due to an acute fuel crunch, forcing the postponement of trials at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. ZPCS spokesperson, Elizabeth Banda, confirmed the failure to transport prisoners from re...