As a gesture of goodwill, President Arthur Peter Mutharika has pardoned 207 prisoners from Malawi prisons as part of this year’s Easter Celebrations.
This year’s Easter celebrations fell in March with holidays on 25th March – Good Friday and 28th March – Easter Monday.
According to a statement from Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security which was made available to Nyasa Times on Wednesday, the Pardon of the 207 prisoners is a symbol of forgiveness during this Year’s Easter Celebrations.
Reads part of the statement, “The prisoners who have been pardoned are those who have served at least half of their prison sentences, with good behaviour and were not convicted of serious offences.”
The pardoning of prisoners is common in Malawi during independence celebrations, as well as at Easter and at Christmas.
The country’s 23 prisons are notorious for the poor conditions in which inmates are kept.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :