IMMEDIATE past Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) commissioner general Percy Chato says issuing statements to give inmates conditional release is aimed at winning their votes in the August general elections. Commenting on remarks from his successor Dr Chisela Chileshe’s who says the Prisons Act allows the President to release inmates serving a life sentence so that they could spend some time away from confinement, Chato whose is now an aspiring member of parliament on the UPND ticket said this was politically motivated. “We are in the campaign period and to issue such a statement from the Commissioner General is a sign that maybe he wanted to win the votes of the inmates. Looking at the political stance that he has been…...

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