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The death of a young woman political activist in Zimbabwe prison

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Loss of such a young woman is one that writes history of leaders like President Mugabe as they live now and beyond. To think such a young woman spent two years in jail without trial and later died of ill treatment  is so tragic. Could this be the story that such young women  die just  like this in the very hands of those who fought for their liberation from colonialism?  We have more questions than answers on what stories leaders write through the this kind of treatment of those they lead.

An Article by a Human Rights Defender in Zimbabwe 

Rebecca (30) passed away on Monday 12 August 2013 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare Zimbabwe, where she had been detained since falling ill while incarcerated at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison (one of the largest prison facilities in Zimbabwe) since her arrest in May 2011 together with 30 others on charges of murdering a police officer in contravention of Section 47 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23, alternatively or concurrently Public Violence as defined in Section 36 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23. Even though Rebecca was not convicted she was incarcerated for more than two years and treated as a serious criminal.

Read the whole story here

Check out her funeral pictures Click here