Jailed CCC activist’s son dies, she is denied chance to bury him

Latest on bail appeal for jailed CCC Avondale 78

By Staff Reporter

Jailed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Tambudzai Makororo has suffered the triple misfortune of being assaulted by police, jailed and losing a son while in prison, even more, being denied the chance to bury him.

Makororo is among 79 opposition activists who were seized during a raid by police as they congregated at former CCC senator Jameson Timba’s Avondale home in Harare to commemorate the Day of the African Child.

They were charged with attending an illegal gathering.

Makororo is also among the activists who were savagely beaten during the raid by police, it is alleged.

Because of the alleged assault, she sustained a fracture on her left leg which was operated on by doctors at Parirenyatwa Hospital recently.


But that was not the sum total of her piling misfortunes in a space of over three weeks she has been held in custody.

She lost her son while in prison and has not been given a chance to go and bury him, according to human rights lawyer and party ally, Douglas Coltart who described the Zanu PF led government as evil.

“When I say this regime is evil, this is what I mean: Tambudzai Makororo was assaulted by the police during her arrest fracturing her leg. Tragically, her son died while she was in custody and she was denied the right to attend the burial. Why? Why? Why? 😔 #FreeAvondale78,” he posted on X.

Meanwhile, the bail hearing for the 78 CCC activists was Thursday postponed to 16 July to give the National Prosecuting Authority time to file its papers in response to their appeal.

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