An inmate at Chikurubi Maximum Prison by the name, Albert Mugabe died of the coronavirus at the institution on Tuesday.

According to sources, Mugabe died at the prison hospital before the body was rushed out of the prison complex to Parirenyatwa hospital.

“A Senior nurse at the maximum prison hospital certified that the inmate died of pneumonia, there is panic from both inmates and officers over this pandemic which has hit chikurubi maximum prison,” they said.

Chikurubi maximum has 2500 inmates as of today who have all been placed in the radar of risk.

The ZimEye sources revealed that the inmate was brought into the D section of the prison as a Covid-19 patient.

Prominent journo Hopewell Chinono is in B hall, activist Jacob Ngarivhume, in D hall, while the Zengeza MP Job Sikhala is in C Hall. They were placed in different sections. Chin’ono is together with the Glen View murder accused, Mr. Last Maengahama.

The deceased’s relatives were informed that he died of pneumonia, not COVID-19.

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