THE Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has been failing to bring remand prisoners from Khami Prison to court due to a fuel crisis plaguing the organisation.
ZPCS acting public relations officer Garainashe Moyo, who is also the prisons’ principal, told Southern Eye the fuel crisis they faced was “minor” despite the inconveniences it caused to the courts.
“We are aware of the delay of progress that has been going on as the Khami Prison transport failed to bring their prisoners for trials in court due to fuel shortages,” Moyo said.
“However, the problem is being dealt with and we promise by next Monday things will be back in order. The Khami Prisons would want to apologise for not complying with their day to day duties, but this has been attended to with immediate effect.”
A court official said the ZPCS’ failure to bring suspects to court was disturbing and would only serve to increase the already huge case backlog.
“We only heard that the prisoners would not make it due to fuel problems, it is just holding us back,” the official said.