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Mnangagwa grants full remission of sentence to convicted female inmates

by Bustop TV News

By Staff Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has granted full remission of sentence for all convicted female inmates who have served a third of their prison term by 18 April  2024.

This excludes those inmates who were previously released on amnesty, serving a sentence imposed by court martial, have a record of escaping  from lawful custody and other “specified crimes”.

In a government gazette Wednesday, Mnangagwa said the specified crimes included murder, rape and other crimes.

“A full remission of the remaining period of imprisonment is hereby granted to all convicted female inmates, save for those convicted of specified offenses.

“The inmate should have served one third (1/3) of the sentence by 18th April, 2024.

“For the purpose of this amnesty “specified offence” include:

“Murder, treason, rape or any sexual offence, carjacking, robbery, public violence, human trafficking, unlawful possession of firearm, contravention of the Electricity Act, contravention of the Postal and Telecommunications Act, contravention of the Public Order and Security Act, any conspiracy, incitement or attempt to commit any of the listed offences,” Mnangagwa said.

Last year, Mnangagwa released 4 279 prisoners comprising 4 166 men and 104 women drawn from the country’s 47 prisons.

 This year’s amnesty only goes to female inmates who include ill prisoners and juveniles not serving the above mentioned specified offenses.


“Remission of sentence for  convicted female inmates, all juveniles, prisoners sentenced to 48 months and below, medical ground, prisoners at open prison, prisoners aged 60 and above, prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment, prisoners who have been on the death roll for more than ten years, prisoners with disabilities,” Mnangagwa said.



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