More than 120 inmates serving death and life sentences have participated in a peace education programme being conducted by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) countrywide.
This was revealed by National Peace Coordinator and ZPCS Deputy Commissioner-General Granisia Musango.
Speaking on the sidelines of a peace workshop for prison officers, male and female inmates at Harare Central Prison Mess on Thursday, Musango said:
The peace education programme is going to benefit the country at large as we have a mandate to help those incarcerated, among them, those who committed crimes of passion.
Among the participants, 77 inmates serving death and life sentences have benefited at Harare Central while 45 at Khami Prison have also benefited.
It is a self-discovery programme that focuses on the inner strength to live in peace and to get the freedom that no one else can give.
Those with limited freedom need to have their inner peace so that when they return to society, they can live peacefully with the offended.
It has to do with forgiveness, a mental resilience initiative that is paramount in any given country.
Musango also said prison officers should benefit from the peace education programme so that they can maintain peace with their families and the community at large.