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ZPCS Commissions Staff Quarters and Receives Agricultural Equipment

In line with modernizing and capacitating the country’s agricultural sector and fulfilling the vision of attaining a “Prosperous future and empowered middle income society by year 2030”, the Government handed over twenty 80 horsepower tractors, three 220 horsepower combine harvesters and ten 8 row Seed-drill planters to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service. At the […]

President donates bus to ZPCS

His Excellency, President E. D. Mnangagwa, hands over a bus to the Commissioner General (CG) of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service, Moses Cyril Ngawaite Chihobvu, at a colourful ceremony held at State House. The kind gesture from the Head of State and Government is meant to alleviate transport challenges faced by correctional officers to […]

ZPCS establishes Open Prison for Females

First Lady and Patron of the Zimbabwe Female Open Prison Trust, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa officially opened Marondera Female Open Prison on 2 June 2021 in Marondera. The facility becomes the first of its kind not only in Zimbabwe but Africa as a whole. Inmates at the Open Prison will have the liberty to put on […]

Honourable Ncube tours correctional industries and manufacturing

Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube toured a motorcycle assembling facility, a joint venture between ZPCS and Angelo Pereira’s Gellos Motorcycles at Harare Central Prison Workshops where he pledged government support to beef up the skills development and income-generating projects. The project is capable of assembling ten durable, user-friendly, semi-off-road motorbikes per […]

First Lady encourages inmates to consume traditional food

The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa took her Cookout Traditional Meal Competition to Marondera Female Open Prison where she encouraged inmates to consume traditional foodstuffs as part of the prison diet as it is nutritious, affordable and fends off diseases. Amai Mnangagwa who is also the Patron of the Female Open Prison Foundation expressed optimism […]


The acting Minister of Justice Legal Parliamentary Affairs, Honourable Kazembe Kazembe conferred badges of rank to the newly promoted ZPCS Deputy Commissioner-Generals namely Manetsa Christina Manhivi, Social Ndanga and Dr Granisia Musango on 18 February 2021.  ZPCS had one Deputy Commissioner-General, Shepherd Mpofu, after the elevation of DCG Chihobvu to the rank of Commissioner-General and […]


THE Acting Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Honorable Kazembe Kazembe launched the Peace Education Programme at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison on 12 February 2021. Speaking at the launch, Minister Kazembe said “Our hope for implementing this programme is that at the end participants will live in a peaceful and healthy environment where both […]

President of the Chief’s Council Chief Fortune Charumbira Addresses delegates during the ZPCS and Chief’s Council interface.

Commissioner General of ZPCS Paradzai W. Zimondi and his deputies with President of the Chief’s Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira and the deputy president of the Chief’s Council Chief Mtshane Kuhumalo at the inaugural meeting to engage traditional leaders in the offender rehabilitation process. The engagement process will see chiefs throughout the country taking part in […]


His Excellency, the President and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, comrade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has promoted Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC)Shepherd Mpofu to the rank of Deputy Commissioner General (DCG).Before his latest promotion, DCG Mpofu, was the Officer Commanding of Matabeleland South Province. He joined the ZPCS in 1996 and rose through the […]