The dark is now out in the light as wardens at the Mozambique‘s largest women prison were reported by the Centre for Public Integrity for using inmates under duress to perform sexual acts.
The report was previously published on June 15. Following the publication, Justice Minister Helena Kida visited the Ndlavela Women’s Prison in Maputo and ordered an urgent government inquiry.
As contained in the report, the wardens pressured inmates to perform sex acts with clients for money between U.S.$50 and U.S.$250 in cash buried in wardens’ pocket.
According to the CIP, the inmates are transported from the prison ‘three or four times a week’ and taken to guesthouses. Special treatment in the prison goes to women who succumbed, while others who did not were “tortured”.
Feedbacks about the crime are expected in two weeks time.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.