One of the three prisoners who jumped off a moving Prisons van from Chikurubi Maximum Prison to Whawha Prison over two weeks ago before being captured in Lalapansi last week is battling for his life due to the injuries he sustained during his bid to escape.
The prisoner has been identified as Timothy Munhare (32) and is classified as a dangerous criminal. He is serving 37 years for robbery and carjacking. The two other prisoners who attempted to escape died from heir injuries.
Zimbabwe Prison Services Midlands/Masvingo spokesperson Jere Ruzive revealed that Munhare was captured in Lalapansi last Saturday and is battling for life at Gweru General Hospital. Said Ruzive:
The inmate was captured while hiding in a drainage pipe in Lalapansi. However, he has severe injuries that he is nursing. He broke his collar bone and he has problems with his back, neck and head. He probably landed dangerously after jumping from the moving truck.
Munhare is expected to appear in court once he has recovered to face more robbery charges.