Hilton Tafadzwa Tamangani, one of the 11 vendors arrested and assaulted by police last week has died in custody. The court was yet to rule on his bail application.
Below are some of the reactions on Twitter
“One of these guys died in police custody last night! WHY WHY WHY? Why are citizens kept in remand prison when they have been tortured by the police & needing medical help. Do we realise that we now have a State worse than what we had under Mugabe? Is this the standard @SADC_News?”
“This young man was a vendor who was 1 of 11 arrested by the police. He has died on account of beatings by the police. His name is Hillary Tafadzwa Samangani.This is a State that kills citizens but wants to get the same citizens to march against sanctions invited by THIS brutality.”
Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights
“We are saddened to hear about the passing on of our client Hilton Tamangani at Harare Remand Prison after he was arrested last week&tortured by ZRP. We did all we could to have Hilton treated by private doctors but ZPCS could not entertain our request. MHDSRIP”
“Just been informed that one of the 11 vendors arrested and beaten by police at Robinson House has passed on last night at remand Prison due to the injuries sustained after they were denied medical access.”
— Nehanda Radio