Vendor’s death vindicates Zimbabwe is in a crisis – MDC

Harare- The death of a Harare vendor in prison cells is a clear testimony that Zimbabwe is in a crisis. MDC deputy spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka has said.

“The death of Hilton Tafadzwa Tamangani, who was brutally assaulted by the police and died while in prison, last Friday, is testimony to the fact that the real crisis in Zimbabwe is State-sanctioned human rights abuses on innocent Zimbabweans under the Mnangagwa regime,” said Tamborinyoka

He said since the July 2018 elections a total of 25 people have died at the hands of state security operatives.

“Since the stolen election of July 2018, 25 people have died in State sanctioned murders at the hands of rogue elements in the police and the army while hundreds others have been assaulted, tortured and abducted by State security agents”

“Tamangani, a vendor was part of a group of 11 vendors arrested last week in a choreographed case involving the purported discovery of helmets at a building in Harare, which the police are strangely trying to link to the MDC.” he said

Tamangani is alleged to have died on Friday night at Harare Remand Prison after succumbing to injuries sustained from police beatings.


Elia Ntali

Elia Ntali is a Journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has written extensively on social, economic and political issues. Working as a Freelance journalist for local and international news outlets. He has more than 5 years experience.