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Two inmates escape from Gokwe prison

Two prison inmates who were serving three-year sentences for unlawful entry reportedly escaped from Gokwe Prison, taking advantage of lax security, on Saturday evening.

The escapees then robbed a shop owner at Gwehava business centre, a few kilometres from Gokwe town.

NewsDay reported sources saying that one of the escapees was re-arrested, while his accomplice, Decent Sibanda of Kana Mission, is still at large.

Sibanda, whose prison number is 357/21, began his three-year sentence on 1 June 2021.

He was expected to complete his sentence on 31 May 2023.

The escapees were reportedly at a prison farm near Gwehava business centre where they were looking after the prison cattle and maize.

After escaping from lawful custody, they robbed a nearby shop of some grocery goods and other valuables.

In other news – Zimsec extends June registration deadline

Parents have welcomed the extension of the June examination registration period for the Ordinary and Advanced level by the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) from 15 March to Friday this week.

In a statement, Zimsec said parents and guardians were free to use Zimbabwe dollars, rand, or US dollars to pay the fees. Learn More

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