Zimbabwe ditches colonial-era prison uniforms

The female prisoner will change their green dresses for pink ones.

In Summary

• Male inmates will move from wearing white shirts and trousers to orange ones.

• A local news outlet tweeted a photo of some prisoners modeling the new outfits:

A local news outlet tweeted a photo of some prisoners modeling the new outfits:
A local news outlet tweeted a photo of some prisoners modeling the new outfits:
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Zimbabwe has introduced new prison uniforms in order to get "colonial historical injustices out of our minds", Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has said.

Male inmates will move from wearing white shirts and trousers to orange ones.

The female prisoner will change their green dresses for pink ones.

The minister said another benefit of the change was that the bright new colours would not get dirty as easily.

A local news outlet tweeted a photo of some prisoners modeling the new outfits: