Articles tagged 'prison'

'Massive human rights violations in Zim prisons' 24 October 2018 HARARE - There are massive human rights violations in the country's prisons, a report by Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has revealed. In the report released last week, Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum exposed human rights violations that include; overcrowding and food shortages among others. ...
Prisons to host Family Week 11 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services is holding the second edition of “family day visits” at Chikurubi Maximum Prison next week. Officer-in-Charge of Chikurubi Maximum Prison, assistant commissioner Tonderai Mutiwaringa, yesterday urged relatives and friends of inmates to visit ...
Murder convict weds in prison 27 December 2017 HARARE - In most cases, when a man is jailed for a long period, his world comes down crashing on him, and all hopes and dreams about life fade away. Doom and gloom consume him. And the situation is especially tough for the man’s wife, if he is married. Left behind to fend for the childre...
'Zim prison system a national disgrace' 19 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said prisons and mental hospitals have become extremely dangerous facilities operating in a perpetual state of crisis, where prisoners live in barbaric and horrific conditions and their basic human rights are violated daily. In its lates...
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...
$56k heist cops jailed 33 years 19 September 2017 HARARE - Three police officers who connived with robbers to rob an Indian businessman of $56 000 were slapped with a combined 33-year jail term yesterday. Kundai Mukwarimba, 35, had served in the force for 12 years while his accomplice Fortune Sibanda, 29, was in his eighth year. They were ...
Lying voters face jail term 23 July 2017 HARARE - Government has gazetted a new law which jails people who falsify information on proof of residence during the voter registration exercise which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is expected to open to the members of the public ahead of next year’s crucial vote. The new regulatio...
Inmates seek right to vote 15 July 2017 HARARE - Incarcerated MDC officials who are currently serving jail time for murder want to be given the right to vote in next year's elections. The three, Yvonne Musarurwa, Tungamirai Madzokere and Last Maengahama who are serving prison terms of 20 years each after they were convicted last yea...
Imprisoned before being found guilty 14 May 2017 HARARE - Pension Murema has been awaiting trial for the past 11 years, and the years he has lost in Harare Remand Prison engaging with a sluggish justice system has impacted him adversely. Murema’s murder trial had either not begun or had been delayed because of a mix of things — jail authorit...
'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...
Cleric Mugadza calls for jail 'sex cubicles' 17 March 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Patrick Phillip Mugadza has challenged the government to build special “conjugal rights cottages” in jails to allow prisoners to enjoy intimacy with their partners. The unorthodox Remnant Church pastor, who earlier this year made a controversial “prophecy” which cla...
'Mentally challenged inmates rot in prison' 19 December 2016 HARARE - Mentally challenged female inmates are rotting in the Chikurubi Maximum Prison due to the unavailability of a Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT), a legislator has said. Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Harare East, Terrence Mukupe, who toured the maximum security facility recently, ...
Chombo fights to stay out of prison 11 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has launched a spirited bid to avoid doing jail time by filing a Supreme Court appeal against the 90-day jail term that was imposed on him this week by the High Court, after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failing to comply with an order...
'Toy gun' robbers jailed 10 November 2016 HARARE - Two Epworth robbers, who masqueraded with a toy gun — threatening motorists and hijacking cars, were slapped with three-year jail terms each yesterday. Tafadzwa Learnmore Gwenzi, 28, and Maxwell Kwenda Choruwa, 41, were convicted of robbery by Harare magistrate, Vongai Muchuchuti. ...
'Female suspects denied sanitary wear' 20 October 2016 HARARE - Police are violating female suspects' rights by denying them access to sanitary wear while in custody, Justice for Women Zimbabwe (JWZ) has said. The women's rights group — which spoke in reference to the treatment of a group of 10 women who were arrested on allegations of torching a ...
Inmate gets DeMbare call-up 11 October 2016 HARARE - A Harare Central Prison inmate, who was prepared to strut it out barefoot before a well-wisher lent him a pair of cleats ahead of a social match against his idolised Dynamos side, is now on cloud nine. Agrippa Guti, who is serving a two-year sentence for extortion, made the most of hi...
Soldier jailed for culpable homicide 7 October 2016 HARARE - A soldier attached to Alphida Barracks will spend at least eight months behind bars after he negligently drove in an oncoming vehicles' lane and caused a fatal accident that claimed one. Nkosentsha Giyani Moyo, 25, of Mukomera Business Centre, Chief Chinamhora, Domboshava was convicte...
Presidential amnesty welcome 31 May 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's move to pardon more than 2 000 inmates across the country is a welcome move as it will decongest overcrowded national prisons where inmates have often complained of poor living conditions which lead outbreaks of deadly diseases at the institutions. Mugabe fre...
Woman freed 2 days after 6-month sentence 27 May 2016 HARARE - Barely three days after being convicted to a six-month jail term for theft, Gladys Mupfumi on Wednesday was set free and she still does not believe her good fortune. On Monday, the 18 year-old from Rusape was found guilty of stealing property worth over $2 000 from her employer but on...
Man jailed 14 months over $9 robbery 9 May 2016 HARARE - A Harare man has been jailed for 14 months over a $9 robbery. Herbert Bhunu, 27, of Goodhope, was convicted by magistrate Jessy Kufa. He will serve an affective eight months in jail after five months were suspended on condition of good behaviour. Another month was suspended on c...
Female inmates fight ill-health, stigma 11 March 2016 HARARE - Stigma and discrimination of female offenders is higher as compared to their male counterparts, a government official said at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison yesterday. Provincial development officer in the ministry of Gender Ernest Chimboza was speaking during commemorations to mar...
Zim police reforms stymied 31 January 2016 HARARE - Arrested persons in Zimbabwe face violence in grubby police cells on a disturbing scale, with rights groups pushing for reforms, moving to address shortfalls in laws and seeking to end impunity that continue sto foster a culture of brutal repression by law enforcement. The authorities...
Polygamy is fine — Gumbura's wives 15 November 2015 HARARE - Jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's 11 wives (pictured) have said that there is nothing wrong with polygamy, denying claims that they were brainwashed by the famous pastor. Speaking to the Daily News on Sunday this week at their Marlborough home, the wome...
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...
'Children do time for mothers' crimes' 3 November 2013 HARARE - Paradzai Zimondi, the Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) boss, has appealed to the corporate sector to assist children in prison with their mothers. In an address to a fundraising dinner gala for ZPCS commissioner-general's goodwill trust fund, Zimondi said Zimbabwe need...