Eleven (11) inmates from the Marondera Female Open Prison have been granted special leave to enjoy Christmas with their families.
The inmates will join their families until 28 December, with the second batch of 10 going on leave from 29 December to 4 January.
The Marondera female open prison was officially opened in June this year and has 21 inmates.
An inmate, Moreblessing Nyamutata, expressed excitement following her temporary release from prison, saying “I am happy that I will be with my family during the holidays”.
Another inmate, Runaida Manyan’anya was also happy to be joining her family for Christmas. She said:
It is a happy moment to be with my family for the first time in 3 years.
The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Officer in Charge at Marondera Female Open Prison Jubilee Madenga said the programme will help the inmate in the rehabilitation process.