Prisoners’ pork, beef feared looted

via Prisoners’ pork, beef feared looted – New Zimbabwe 05/07/2015

TOP Prison officials at Chikurubi Maximum and prison farm are under fire from Commissioner General Paradzai Zimondi following reports that inmates at the institutions have gone for three years without eating meat.

It has emerged that Chikurubi actually rears and slaughters cattle and pigs regularly but the meat has not been accounted for, raising fears the inmates’ share is being looted.

Highly placed sources at the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services HQ in Harare told at the weekend that Assistant Commissioner Pambayi who is officer-in-charge at Chikurubi Maximum and Chief Superintendent and Chomurenga who heads Chikurubi Prison Farm were questioned by Zimondi.

“Zimondi wanted to know where the cattle and pigs which Chikurubi farm rears and slaughters regularly were going,” said a source.

“There are hundreds of cattle and pigs whose meat is meant for inmates and almost every week they are slaughtered and Zimondi was disturbed by the stories that inmates had gone for years without having meat.

“This is the reason why he summoned the two top officials for an explanation”.

Recently, parliamentary committee on defence, home affairs and security heard from senior prison officials during their tour to Chikurubi Maximum prison that, for the past three years, prisoners did not eat any meat.

The prison officials said the first taste of meat that the prisoners have had after a period was when the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority provided them  with 250kg of  game meat recently.


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    sounds like the big mbava are running the prison instead of being locked up inside.

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    As usual in zim, the crooks run the show!

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    harper 7 years ago

    For most of my two years in the max the meat was chicken, the daily ration was one head or one neck or two feet or two wingtips per prisoner. Most popular was the head but I preferred the neck. On rare occasions we got a square of pork skin with fat attached or a beef bone with little bits of meat still attached. Prisoner Paweni’s wife had the contract to supply whole chickens to feed prisoners but we never saw the rest of the birds. So now even the walkie talkies are nicked!

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    Actually this is very funny. The warders stealing from the prisoners – where else but Zim? The land that Kafka would have loved (or, maybe too bizarre even for him?)

    Harper – I am bloody glad I am not you! I was scared about being “disappeared” in Zim because The Mafia did not like me very much, so I had to leave

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    grabmore 7 years ago

    In the story it says the chief had to summon the two heads of the prison to give an explanation as to why the guards were stealing from the prisoners…. and like all the other hundreds of looting stories…. that is as far as it ever goes. Instead they get promoted