Zim hangman post remains vacant

A total of 55 people are on death row in Zimbabwe but there is no one to hang them. The post of hangman...

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A total of 55 people are on death row in Zimbabwe but there is no one to hang them.

The post of hangman has been vacant for the past six years.

This is the first time solid figures have emerged on the number of inmates on death row.

Senator Enna Chitsa told parliament one prisoner has been waiting to be hanged for the past 13 years.

Death row inmates want to know why Zimbabwe continues to have the death penalty when there is no one do to the job.

The senator suggests the hangman post has not been advertised enough.

Press reports of the vacancy seem to attract a lot of interest in a country with high unemployment rates, but no one so far has landed the job.