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Poor state of prisons due to mismanagement

By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 3 June 2014 The terrible state of the country’s jails is due to poor management by the top hierarchy of the Zimbabwe Prison Service (ZPS), a former prison officer said on Tuesday. Shepherd Yuda was a prisons officer who fled the country after he clandestinely shot a...

Govt officials steal $700,000 from starving prison inmates

By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 14 April 2014 Thirty officials in the justice ministry have been suspended for allegedly stealing $700,000 that was meant for the upkeep of prisoners, State media reports indicate. They include four senior accountants and two auditors in the justice ministry, as well as 24...

Simbarashe Muchengeti’s death – relatives suspect foul play

By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 26 March 2014 Relatives of Simbarashe Muchengeti, an alleged gold dealer and robbery suspect who police say shot himself dead in custody, are not convinced he took his own life. Instead they believe he was murdered in a ‘deal gone wrong’ by one of the police officers...

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