Ntabazin­duna hosts ZPCS games

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khu­malo Sports Re­porter

ZIM­BABWE Prisons and Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice (ZPCS) Mata­bele­land re­gion will host this year’s Com­mis­sioner Gen­eral Sports Week at Ntabazin­duna Prisons Train­ing School from Au­gust 29 to Septem­ber 3.

The com­pe­ti­tion will run un­der the theme “Cor­rect, Em­power and De­velop through sports” and is set to fea­ture about 800 prison of­fi­cers rep­re­sent­ing ZPCS’ four re­gions, Mashona­land, Mata­bele­land, Mid­lands/ Masvingo and Man­i­ca­land, and Na­tional Head­quar­ters.

They will com­pete in soc­cer, net­ball, vol­ley­ball, darts, chess, ath­let­ics, tug of war, and newly added dis­ci­plines pool, ten­nis and golf.

“The event seeks to pro­mote in­ter­ac­tion among of­fi­cers and also open win­dows for recre­ation. Of­fi­cers will show­case their tal­ents and skills in var­i­ous sport­ing dis­ci­plines,” said Se­nior As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mailosi Jo­mane, the ZPCS of­fi­cer com­mand­ing Bulawayo Metro prov­ince.

“As of­fi­cers, this is the only time we get to­gether and in­ter­act with other of­fi­cers from dif­fer­ent re­gions; there­fore, this com­pe­ti­tion is more about get­ting to­gether than win­ning prizes.”

Win­ning teams and in­di­vid­u­als will walk away with prizes that in­clude cash and tro­phies.

ZPCS Bulawayo Metro pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, prin­ci­pal cor­rec­tional of­fi­cer Garainashe Moyo, said his or­gan­i­sa­tion does not ex­ist in iso­la­tion, as it is an in­te­gral part of the com­mu­nity and mem­bers of the pub­lic were free to at­tend their event.

The Com­mis­sioner Gen­eral Sports Week was in­cepted in 2002 and each re­gion has had the op­por­tu­nity to host the event. — @khumza­llen

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