Christmas is a time for merry making and sharing goodness with family.

While most people would worry about food and drink, for some inmates, a mere visit would suffice as a perfect Christmas gift.

As the country celebrates Christmas day this Tuesday (tomorrow), inmates at Chikurubi Maximum Prison said the best gift they can get would be a visit from loved ones as they have not seen any of their relatives since their incarceration.

For others they are looking forward to Christmas as a moment to indulge in goodies such as biscuits, chicken and maputi when their relatives visit.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services said only food from registered food outlets will be allowed.

The restriction is in light of the cholera outbreaks in some parts of the country.

The inmates had a special Christmas message to all Zimbabweans and they expressed it through a Christmas song.