According to a Zimbabwean pro-democracy non-governmental organisation, "... There has been an upsurge of intra-party violence within ZANU PF as President Robert Mugabe's loyalists bay for the blood of his perceived opponents.
The NGO, which fears recent remarks by the First Lady, Grace Mugabe, could further worsen the situation, stated that Zimbabwe has a holding capacity of 17 000, but has been holding over 19 900 prisoners.
The organisation believes that the pardon will go a long way in helping to provide better conditions for the inmates that remain incarcerated.
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