Pastor Robert Gumbura did not escape from Chikurubi, the Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has said, rubbishing reports that the jailed cleric had bolted out.

ZPCS acting public relations officer Superintendent Priscilla Mthembo said Gumbura remained locked up. ZPCS would like to reassure members of the public that Robert Martin Gumbura and Peter Gombo are still securely in custody, serving their terms of imprisonment,” she said. “This is contrary to a story that is circulating on social media to the effect that the two escaped from Chikurubi Maximum Prison at the weekend. Supt Mthembo said ZPCS would not tolerate prison breaks countrywide.

Robert Gumbura“Three inmates broke out of Karoi Prison during the early hours of Friday, 14 November, 2016 and these inmates are Cover Warasi , Confidence Matemachani and Anyway Masukura,” she said.

“The three have since been recaptured after tip-offs by members of the public.”
She said circumstances surrounding the prison break would be investigated.

“Cover Warasi was recaptured at Rhama Farm, which is a few kilometres from the Karoi Prison, whilst Confidence Matemachani was caught hiding at a tobacco barn at Love Farm and, Anyway Masukura was recaptured at Katsanga area at his sister’s house during the early hours of Monday morning,” Supt Mthembo said.

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