JUST IN: Freed prisoners troop back 

JUST IN: Freed prisoners troop back 

Source: JUST IN: Freed prisoners troop back | The Herald

JUST IN: Freed prisoners troop back
In this file picture some of the former inmates freed under the Presidential Amnesty walk out of Harare Central Prison

Bulawayo Bureau
A TOTAL of 24 inmates, including five women, who were released on a Presidential amnesty are back in prison, hardly two weeks after gaining freedom.

A record 4 912 prisoners have been released from various prisons countrywide through President Mnangagwa’s Clemency Order last month.

Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services spokeswoman Assistant Commissioner Elizabeth Banda said they were investigating reasons why pardoned inmates were back in the cells so early.

“So far, we have released 4 912 inmates from all the prisons countrywide,” she said. “We have 24 inmates who have come back. We are investigating the reasons behind that and what really transpired.

“If they have come back on the same offence that they were serving before, we will find out why they committed the same offence.”

Asst Comm Banda said the inmates could have committed crimes because the community was not accommodating them.

More to follow…


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    As usual, being idiots u will take years & disproportionately large resources to investigate the obvious. It’s clear those released & come back within no time bought their freedom (they never qualified on merit – whatever that merit is an away). So, its clear that the board that is tasked with evaluating and recommending the so-called pardoning thing is not worth its salt. But, also Zim beind Zim, the board is never allowed space to do what it should do, they just rubber-stamp political decisions. nxaaaaaa!!!!

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      Annoyed Citizen 2 years ago

      Iam so annoyed by this issue. Just days after the amnesty we were victims of an armed robbery at my business. Why why why do we pardon rapists, armed robbers and murderers. Can someone please explain the logic, I must be missing something.