By ZBC Reporter
THE Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Retired Major General, Paradzai Zimondi has urged prison officers to adhere to Covid-19
In light of the positive cases of COVID-19 being recorded in Beitbridge and Plumtree prisons, ZPCS Boss, Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi has underscored the need to intensify the fight against Covid-19 in all correctional facilities countrywide.
Speaking upon receiving COVID-19 relief material from the Muslim Community, Commissioner General Zimondi urged prison officers to exercise caution at all times.
“ Some officers are in the habit of crossing boarders which is very risky. Our inmates are confined to the institutions and none of their visitors is allowed due to the pandemic. Prison officers are the ones who are likely to bring in COVID-19 into our institutions so I would like to urge them all to exercise caution so as to protect themselves, their families and the entire prison community,” he said.
Handing over an assortment of goods which include medicine, wheelbarrows, bins, blankets and water pipes, the Head of Islamic Cultural Institute Mr Khuliq Abdullah commended the ZPCS for the critical role they play in society.
“We always work with ZPCS because the work they do is not easy. Now that we are fighting COVID-19, we thought of the ZPCS since officers and inmates are at high risk of contracting the virus. We will continue to support the prison community because this pandemic requires a collective effort,” he noted
The latest intervention comes after the first positive cases of COVID-19 in the country’s prisons were recorded this Monday in Beitbridge and Plumtree where four prisoners and 2 officers tested positive.
By ZBC Reporter