JAILED radio personality, Oscar Pambuka, says he is DOWN but NOT OUT.
He has owned up to the mistakes which landed him in prison and says he is now undergoing rehabilitation at Harare Central Prison.
Pambuka, a veteran journalist and former TV presenter, was among the inmates taken to Munashe High School in Mutoko as part of an educational trip.
He urged students to stay away from criminal activities and warned them about the dangers of associating with people who abuse drugs and substances.
He also promised to do better as a journalist upon his release from prison.
“I made a mistake like a child who fails to give the correct answer in a lesson and I ended up in prison,” said Pambuka.
“Here, I am now being corrected although the environment and conditions in cells are not friendly at all.
“To my fellow journalists, do not forsake me, I am down, but not buried.
“I will do better upon my release,” said Pambuka.
He praised projects being carried out at the school such as tombstone making, poultry, rabbit and bee keeping.
Mai TT, who was also part of the tour, told H-Metro that she misses her children and her mobile phone.
“Ndasuwa kugara nevana vangu uye kuwana mukana ne phone yangu,” said Mai TT.
She promised to start a training school for handmade bags, which she said took most of her time at night.
She said the bags she was making were raising money for the upkeep of her children.
Mai TT donated two bags to students who joined her in performing her song, Rita.
Students also took time to pose for selfies with Mai TT and Pambuka.