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154 Foreign Nationals At Harare Remand Prison

154 Foreign Nationals At Harare Remand Prison

One hundred and fifty-four (154) illegal immigrants are currently being held at the Harare Remand Prison.

This came out when Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs toured Harare prisons recently.

Officer Commanding Harare Remand Prison Chief Superintendent Charles Nyamasoka told the Committee that one illegal immigrant had spent close to a decade in remand custody without a resolution to his case. He said:

Of the 1 485 inmates we have, 154 are prohibited immigrants with some having overstayed.

Some of the immigrants are from countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Harare Remand Prison has a holding capacity of 900, but at present has 1 485 inmates.

People kept in remand prison are suspected criminals who have not been convicted of a crime, but are kept in the prison awaiting trial.

In the case of illegal immigrants, they are kept in custody for trial or resolution of their case and have been refused bail.

More: The Herald

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RaKeCra 3 weeks ago

Let those people go. How many Zimbas are in foreign land and they are not being arrested. #LetMyPeopleGo

Mmm 3 weeks ago

Our judges and justice system is a disgrace and needs to be overhauled. Justice delayed is justice denied.

Tateguru 3 weeks ago

Nearly 10 in remand prison? Haa let's be human and let's be serious

Cable Guy 3 weeks ago


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