A Mwenezi teacher who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for murder is among inmates furthering their education in prison.
Chiyaka Maranda (54) was jailed for killing a villager over headmanship.
He started studying Advanced Level in January this year through a peace education programme introduced by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS). Said Maranda:
I want to be a successful businessman upon release. I joined other inmates in furthering my education in January this year.
Life has been darkened since my conviction on a matter I committed while defending my village position.
My late grandfather, who was a village headman, handed the position to me.
Some relatives, who were eyeing the position, organised some thugs to attack me.
I stabbed one of the attackers in the stomach and he died upon admission to a hospital.
Maranda said he regrets his actions as he had no intention to kill.
He said he has finally accepted the sentence and studying has helped him heal.