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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:26

Anglican Church cheer prisoners in Thyolo.

Written by  Hendriner Kagwira

Thyolo, February 12, 2019: Inmates at Thyolo Prison on Saturday had all the reasons to smile after Thyolo All Saints Anglican Church cheered them up and distributed assorted items to them.

In an interview after the donation, Parish Priest for Thyolo Anglican Church, David Mponda said their motivation was the word of God which teaches them to minister even to those in prisons.

"We came to preach the word of God and encourage the prisoners as the bible teaches us to minister to those in prisons. And we thought of assisting them with various items for their daily life," he said.

Mponda disclosed that the items were K 200,000.00 which was realised from contributions by the church members.

Thyolo Prison Senior Officer, Paul Mazizwa, who is also the prison's chaplain thanked the church for the items which he said will meet some of the prisoners' needs.

"We are very grateful for the items because they will help the prisoners in various ways. As prisoners, there are a number of things that they lack some of which we are receiving today and will help them a lot," he said.

Mazizwa urged the church to continue visiting the prison saying it will help them to have hope and continue trusting God in everything.

"Visits like these help to cheer the prisoners and make them not to feel completely detached from the society. It is therefore important to visit them even when you have nothing to give them,” he pointed out.

The items included plastic shoes, sugar, soap, toothpaste and many others.

Thyolo prison has about 160 prisoners.

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