Mnangagwa Approves Release Of Prisoners5 years ago
Speaking at the handover ceremony of a 30-tonne sugar donation by Tongaat Hullet, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi, confirmed President Emmerson Mnangagwa approved the release of inmates serving light sentences or experiencing health challenges.
Zimondi said that the Minister of Justice had confirmed the development to him. Said Zimondi:
I talked to the minister of Justice (Ziyambi Ziyambi) about the issue and he is the one who told me,Feedback
In January this year, Minister of Justice, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi told The Chronicle that he wants President Mnangagwa to pardon 2 000 prisoners to ease congestion in Zimbabwe’s prisons. He said that the release of prisoners is a priority in his ministry’s 100 day plan. Prisoners are released on amnesty in terms of section 112 (1)(a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
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