It is with great shock that the Survival Vendors Union Of Zimbabwe (SVUZ) received the sad news of the passing on of Hilton Tafadzwa Tamangani at Harare Remand Prison due to injuries sustained from torture and brutal assaults by the police.
This is a testimonial case to the fact that the real crisis in Zimbabwe is human rights abuse of innocent civilians under the Mnangagwa regime. Police, army brutality and abductions of innocent people by state agents points out to the poor level of democracy in the country.
Tamangani was part of a group of the 11 vendors arrested last week in a case involving the discovery of helmets at a building in Harare.
Tamangani succumbed to the torture and passed away on Friday (18 October) night at Harare Remand Prison after he was denied his application for treatment at a private hospital by the State.
The government has failed to create employment for its own citizens but they continue harassing those who are trying to make ends meet on the streets. If the formal sector was functional, the rate of informal sector engagements such as street vending and forex dealing would have been low.
Source: Survival Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (SVUZ)
SVUZ Information Desk