Rights group: More than 100 die in Zimbabwe jail 'death traps'

2013-12-04 08:37

Harare – More than 100 prisoners have died this year in Zimbabwean prisons which have been hit by food shortages due to a lack of funds, a rights group has said.

“Food stock outs had reached precarious levels owing to a shortage of financial resources to purchase monthly food rations for the country’s prison population which stands at 18?460 inmates,” the group said, quoting officials.

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