14 September 2018
A Guruve prison inmate has hailed the newly elected Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry saying she has all it takes to put Zim sport on the world map.
Never Chitaunhike, 49, an artiste is serving a one-year jail sentence for fondling breasts and touching his niece’s buttocks.
Chitaunhike made three items that have shown his talent for the past four months he has been in jail and is looking forward to pursuing his work upon release.
“We heard that Kirsty Coventry is now the minister of arts. I thank President Mnangagwa with that noble idea of giving responsibility to one who knows how art is important to the nation,” said Chitaunhike showing his wares to H-Metro.
“She is into sports and I know her for swimming and I do not doubt her for making sure artistes’ needs are met.
“I once showcased my work before jail and I regret my evil actions that has affected progress of my life and my five children.
“I would like to warn would be offenders that prison affects your life and that of your children nekuti ndakamubata magadziko nenyatso ndichiti kutamba nekamuzukuru asi nhasi ndava mujeri.
“I want to thank prison officers who gave me the opportunity to continue working on stones as I used to do when I was out and I will not stop soon after serving my sentence,” said Chitaunhike.
Guruve prison officer in charge Superintendent Jospeh Ndlovu said the prison makes sure that they maintain inmates’ talents and jobs during their serving through teaching and practical works.