Praise Masvosva, H-Metro Reporter
ZIMBABWE Prisons and Correctional Services brand ambassador, Suluman Chimbetu, has donated two guitars to inmates pursuing music at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.
Assistant Commissioner Chimbetu was part of the musicians, actors and soccer legends who toured the Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison last week.
ZPCS are preparing for the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service Day commemorations set for October 5 at Gwanzura Stadium in Highfield.
In an interview, Captain Sulu – as the entertainer is fondly known – said there are many talented musicians behind bars.
“I am giving them two guitars.
“They have approached me asking for them and I am sure it will be their source entertainment at the same time.
“I am their ambassador, in another words I am their linkman.
“I hear their concerns and take them to the higher office.
“It’s an honour to be declared an ambassador of such an organisation which rehabilitate people,” he said.
Captain Sulu also urged people to come in the numbers on Saturday as they will be celebrating the Prisons Day.
“I encourage people to come in their numbers on Saturday so that we spend the day together.
“There will be a soccer match where inmates will play against soccer legends.
“Those people who have relatives who are jailed should not hesitate to come because it will be their opportunity to mix and mingle with them.”
Chief Correctional Officer Solomon Mutamba said inmates who are classified under category D are not allowed to travel out of the prison.
“On Saturday, inmates from category A to C will have a privilege to attend the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service Day.
“These celebrations are done in Africa annually and the actual date was September 26.
“Celebrations will be done this Saturday and several activities are lined up for the day,” he said.