Everyone is a potential inmate: Zimondi

Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi yesterday implored society to treat inmates with respect as all people had the potential to be incarcerated.


Speaking during a donation of $50 000 worth of goods by the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, Zimondi said being in prison does not signify the end of one’s life.

“You will be surprised that in future some of the former prisoners will be in high places in society. Everyone of us is a potential inmate, this is why you should be able to treat people with dignity. This is a very good lesson to those who are in higher offices who might end up there (prison),” he said.

ZCDC chief executive officer, Morris Mpofu said the diamond mining company cared for the upkeep of communities. The company donated 3 000 blankets, 2 000 soap bars, 5 000 packets of sanitary wear, 40 food containers and five wheelchairs, among other goods.

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  1. Very mischievious statement by Zimondi

  2. Most of the donated items may end up being stolen before reaching the targeted beneficiaries.

  3. It would have been better to just have said prisoners should be treated humanly. Not the stupid reasons given.

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