Danai Mukoko & Richard Shumba
Zimbabwe Prisons Correctional Services (ZPCS) recently conducted an Officer in Charge Sports Gala at Cecil John Rhodes Primary School in preparation for the Officer Commanding Sports Gala which will be held in July this year.
The OCSG will witness all the ten stations in the Midlands Province participating which include officers from Gokwe, Kwekwe, Zvishavane, Shurugwi, Mberengwa just to mention a few.
The teams which will win at the Officer Commanding Sports Gala will proceed to compete at the Commissioner General Sports Gala in August this year to be held at the largest incarceration facility in the Midlands Province, Whahwa Prisons.
All the Prisons and Correctional Service stations in Zimbabwe will be present at the Commissioner General Sports Gala.
In an interview with this reporter, ZPCS Sports Gala Coordinator Nycon Msinahama, said, “The objective of this event is to ensure that we have teams from different disciplines like football chess, the tag of war, and among others.
ZPCS Midlands Provincial Human Management Headquarters Staff Officer Superintendent Clifford Mafuta noted that it was important for the warden officers to be physically fit so as to fulfill the demands of their job.
“The other rationale or mandate of the ZPCS is to maintain physical fitness, the nature of our job requires us to be physically fit for instance when pursuing escapees and also to make sure not to be prone to various diseases,” he said.