By Canisius Mushibwe
Two Mozambican prison directors have been fired barely two weeks after their appointment.
Maputo Maximum Security Prison director, Ramos Zambuco and director of Ndhlavela Women’s precinct, Herminia Nhamundze were sacked following alleged involvement in the release of a criminal.
Reports have revealed that the two had been detained after news leaked of them freeing notorious prisoner, Momade Abdul Satar alias Nini Satar in 2014.
Nini Satar was convicted and faced 24 years imprisonment for killing a Mozambiquean journalist, Carlos Cardos in 2000.
Nini Satar was later located in Thailand, apprehended, and repatriated back to Mozambique after his release on parole was revoked four years later.
Furter, Nhamundze faces allegations of forcing inmates into prostitution.
The allegations pending trial were enough to reverse the duo’s promotion, get them fired within twelve days of rising through the ranks.
Meanwhile, Mozambique Justice Minister Helena Kida has further dismissed the newly appointed national director of administration and finance, Alfredo Pires.
Pires was fired following reports of him being investigated for alleged embezzlement of funds.