Ex mines perm sec Gudyanga released in presidential amnesty
Former permanent secretary in the ministry of mines Francis Gudyanga, who in 2022 pleaded with the courts that he was, “too old to be jailed” was released in presidential amnesty
The ex-mines perm sec jailed in 2022 for abuse of office was released in presidential amnesty; ex-mines perm sec jailed in 2022 for abuse of office.
The former Mines secretary, Francis Gudyanga was serving two and a half years for abuse of office at the Harare Central Prison was on Friday pardoned.
Last week Mnangagwa announced a Presidential Amnesty releasing over 4 000 inmates.
Speaking to journalists as he boarded a Zimbabwe Prisons Correctional Service (,ZPCS) bus which was on its way to the Central Business District, Gudyanga thanked well-wishers for supporting him during his incarceration.
Gudyanga released in presidential amnesty; ex-mines perm sec jailed in 2022 for abuse of office.
“We want to thank our families, friends and well wishers for their support and prayers and their visits but also, we want to thank the prison officers who looked after us very well.
“I appreciate the companionship of our fellow inmates,” Gudyanga said, smiling.
405 inmates, mostly, the elderly were released from Harare Central Prison.
A total of 4 279 pardoned inmates including 104 women will be released from prisons around the country.
Those who have been pardoned include the terminally ill, females and juveniles who are not serving specified offences.
Also, those who benefited in the Presidential Amnesty had served one-third of their sentences by April 18, 2023 while those who remaining behind bars were convicted for violence-related offences.
Credit: New Zimbabwe.com