Covid-19 Claims Ex Zimbabwe Prisons Boss

Harare- Former Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) commissioner-general retired Major-General  Paradzai Zimondi, has died from Covid-19.

He was 73.Zimondi’s death comes hard on the heels of those of Manicaland provincial affairs minister Ellen Gwaradzimba, ministers Sibusiso Moyo, Joel Biggie Matiza, ex-education minister Aeneas Chigwedere and ex-Zanu PF MP Christopher Chigumba who all died in a single week..

Zimondi was one of former President Robert Mugabe’s close allies and constituted a group of service chiefs credited for keeping the late leader’s reign from fierce challenge by the opposition.

He retired as ZPCS Commissioner-General in November 2020.

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