Prisoner on ARVís given chance to fight for survival

A prisoner on Anti-Retroviral (ARV’s) drugs and serving a 10-year sentence for robbery has been granted a chance by the High Court of Gaborone to fight for his survival.

Gift Mwale from Zimbabwe yesterday made an application before Justice Key Dingake seeking reduction for his sentence or for the sentence to be completely set aside arguing he needs to be free to be able to source for his own drugs. He argued that since the government was refusing to provide drugs for foreign inmates, it was only fair that he be allowed to find a chance to fight for his survival.

“Since the government is failing to provide me with the life saving ARV drugs, I should be allowed to be free or at least my sentence be reduced so I can be able to go out and source for drugs, because I cannot afford to stop taking the drugs as that can be fatal,” he said.

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