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MPs urged to apply for hangman job

by Mary Charamba
02 Dec 2016 at 08:31hrs | Views
Members of Parliament who are keen on landing the vacant hangman post are free to apply for vetting, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

Government has been battling for past 12 yeas to fill the post.

About 80 people are on death row.

However, Mnangagwa told parliamentarians that in November, 10 death row inmates had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment by Cabinet.

"Fortunately, the ten were granted reprieve and their death penalties commuted to life.

"So we now have about 80 or 79 inmates in the death cells. We have not been executing inmates sentenced to death penalty for the past twelve years or so. The reason is because we do not have a hanger.

"Members who want to apply can apply to me and I can assess their qualifications for hanging if they have done that before" he is quoted saying by the parliamentary Hansard.

Source - Byo24News