By A Correspondent| According to Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, Gweru police rounded up and arrested a total of 76 mourners who were gathered at a local cemetery to bury the 28-year-old man who died while in police custody.
This followed earlier running battles in the high density suburb of Mutapa when the family of the deceased went and dumped the coffin at the entrance to the police station in protest over his arrest and death in holding cells.
NGO Forum which has since dispatched lawyers to represent the 76 mourners said the arrest was at the behest of Officer Commanding Midlands Police though no charges have been laid against the arrested crowd.
The 28-year old Tatenda Pasipanyore died at Gweru’s Mutapa Police station last Sunday after he was brutally assaulted by police who had arrested him for violating COVID-19 regulations.
A post mortem is said to have been done though results have not yet been availed to the family.