Malawi frees 377 prisoners to applaud independence

Most of a inmates expelled had “served during slightest half of their prison sentences with good poise and were not convicted of critical crimes,” the method pronounced in a statement.

Malawi’s 23 prisons reason 12,000 inmates — double their capacity.

A late high justice judge, Duncan Tambala once described the conditions in a country’s jails as “hell on earth”.

The cash-strapped southern African nation outlines a independence anniversary but resplendence and pushing — since a former British cluster is broke.

New President Joyce Banda — who came into energy dual months ago after a remarkable genocide of boss Bingu wa Mutharika — systematic low-key celebrations observant there was no income for merrymaking as a nation was recovering from a cessation of critical unfamiliar assist funds.

Banda will lead inhabitant prayers while a football compare between the hosts and Africa’s reigning champions Zambia takes take place in the afternoon as partial of a celebrations.

Past festivities in a former British cluster concerned military and military parades and displays, normal dances and several banquets.