• Zimbabwe President Mugabe pardons 2,000 women prisoners

    Zimbabwe President Mugabe pardons 2,000 women prisoners

    President Robert Mugabe has pardoned all female prisoners except those on death row or serving life sentences as his government seeks to decongest overcrowded prisons.

    Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government has been struggling to feed the close to 20,000 prisoners in the country’s jails where inmates often complain of poor living conditions.

    The latest amnesty will see at least 2,000 prisoners being released in the next few days. President Mugabe also freed all juveniles irrespective of their crimes.

    “Our 46 prisons nationwide are overpopulated. We […]