Zimbabwean inmates want permanent Secretaries jailed


Two Zimbabwean prisoners who successfully sued the government for refusing to provide them with free ARV want two responsible Permanent Secretaries (PS) jailed for contempt of court.

Last year August Justice Bengbame Sechele ordered the government to provide foreign inmates with ARVs free of charge.

Two Zimbabwean prisoners, with the help of Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) sued the government for refusing to provide them with free ARVs. Sechele ruled in their favour and agreed with the foreign inmates that refusal to provide them with ARVs was unconstitutional and a breach of human rights.

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