President Emmerson Mnangagwa has granted full remission of sentence for convicted female inmates.

Mnangagwa issued a clemency order to de-congest national prisons and promote better living conditions.

A number of inmates are set to benefit from the release except those without serious crimes.

The statement read…

1. A full remission of the remaining period of imprisonment is hereby granted to all convicted female inmates, save for those convicted of specified offences. The inmate should have served one third (1/3) of the sentence by 18th April, 2024.

12. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (j) (k)
Zimbabwean Government GaZette extraordinary, 16th april, 2024

For the purpose of this amnesty “‘specified offence” includes:
a) Murder;
b) Treason;
c) Rape or any sexual offence;
d) Carjacking;
e) Robbery;
f) Public violence;
g) Human trafficking;
h) Unlawful possession of firearm;
g) Contravention of the Electricity Act;
h) Contravention of the Postal and
i) Telecommunications Act
l) Contravention of the Public Order and Security Act/ Maintenance of Peace and Order Act;
(m) Any conspiracy, incitement or attempt to commit any of the offences listed above.