First Lady breaks ground for female open prison implementation

By ZBC Reporter
Zimbabwe is on the brink of becoming the first African country to have a female open prison following a ground breaking ceremony led by the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa in Marondera this Friday.
History is on the brink of being made as Zimbabwe sets out to implement a female open prison.
The reality of this project marked by a ground breaking ceremony by the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa in Marondera this Friday has set out a new era for the country’s correctional services.
While addressing delegates at the ground breaking ceremony, Amai Mnangagwa, who is also the patron for the open prison said the initiative is a huge stride in carving a solid base to improve rehabilitation and correctional services for female inmates.
Zimbabwe Prisons and Correction Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General, Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi said female inmates constitute a small percentage of the twenty-two thousand prisoners in the country, hence the new concept.
The inmates are already anticipating to benefit from the open prison initiative.
The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa was apprised on various projects which are being carried out by the inmates.
To support the initiative, corporates and individuals have forwarded various donations.