Lungu said prisoners should not abuse the prerogative of mercy which gives him powers to release inmates before they finish their sentences because it was meant to give them a second chance in society.

The Zambian leader expressed concern that some prisoners who were pardoned under a law that gives him powers to pardon inmates went back to their old ways of living.

Lungu, who was speaking when he donated various items to a prison in Lusaka, the country’s capital, said the presidential pardon was meant to provide the inmates with an opportunity to become responsible citizens, according to state broadcaster, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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