Wednesday 21 March 2018


 PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday pardoned thousands of inmates in the country’s prisons including all female inmates and commuted to life imprisonment all inmates on death row.

The move is set to decongest national prisons and promote better living conditions in the country’s prisons that had a population of over 19,000.

President Mnangagwa extended the amnesty in terms of Section 112 (1) (a) and (d) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

The amnesty has emptied the country’s female prisons as well as juvenile prisons. All juveniles have also been given their freedom irrespective of the graveness of their crimes.


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