Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Elizabeth Banda has denied reports that they are on a go-slow. There ZPCS has been struggling to take prisoners to court this week, leading to reports that they are protesting against poor conditions. Said Banda,
That is not true at all. Prison officers do not go on strike. We are a security force and our problem is very clear. We are facing challenges with our vehicles. It was a serious problem on transportation and not anything else, but we are making efforts to rectify that. In our code of conduct, we don’t have a provision for a go slow.
The problem is countrywide because the vehicles were bought and serviced usually at the same time. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that our vehicles are grounded all at once.