Inmates at Chikurubi Female Prison celebrated Valentine’s Day with a difference when founder of Mushamukadzi Charity Organisation Mrs Marry Chiwenga and her team spared a thought for the women.
Faced with day-to-day loneliness and the feelings of exclusion and shame, life in prison can be very hard at times.
As an act of love Mrs Chiwenga visited Chikurubi Female Prison where she donated goods worth thousands of dollars to the inmates.
Among the goodies are desktop computers, sewing machines, disposable sanitary wear, clothes, soap and mealie meal.
Dr Vivek Solangi who is part of Mushamukadzi team highlighted the need for society to also remember incarcerated mental health patients.
Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Commissioner General Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi said the living conditions for female inmates call for an urgent infrastructure facelift.
Chikurubi Female Prison has a holding capacity of 320 inmates.
Currently it has 187 inmates against a staff compliment of 174 officers including general duties and technical section.