Top Prison Officer Transferred For Keeping Goats In Cells

Chief Superintendent Norbert Chomurenga who was the officer in charge of Harare central prison has been transferred to Hurungwe farm prison following a commission of enquiry which visited the prison to find out why goats were being kept at the prison.

According to one of the senior officers who were part of the commission of enquiry, Chomurenga failed to explain why the goats were being kept at the prison. He has since been replaced with Chief Superintendent Christmas Tarwira.

Prisoners at Harare Central prison were last week removed from their cells to create room for five goats. This resulted in prisoners sharing a few tiny cells available in an already over congested prison.

In August, Harare Remand Officer in Charge Chief Superintendent Chibaya was interrogated by senior service officials for keeping 200 chickens in a prison cell meant for juveniles. He is alleged to have quickly removed the chickens from the cell before the investigation team arrived.