A Mutare man identified as Noah Sahombe who was assaulted by soldiers on the 20th of January has passed away.
Sahombe (29) was from Zimunya suburbs and was beaten by soldiers as they suspected him to be amongst the people who caused commotion during the ShutdownZim campaign. He was taken to Mutare General Hospital where he was diagnosed with renal failure but was later transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare due to his condition. He died upon arrival early Friday morning.
His death was revealed by Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights acting spokesperson Norman Mutara on social media where he said:
“Noah Sahombe, 29 years, allegedly assaulted by soldiers in Mutare. Developed a renal failure as a result of extensive tissue damage following the heavy assault passed on at Parirenyatwa Hospital today,” he said.
Manicaland Province Spokesperson for MDC-A, Trevor Saruwaka said that Sahombe was not politically active. He said:
“We condemn this needless loss of life at the hands of the state. Noah was a young man who worked at a Filling Station in Mutare. The information at hand shows that Noah was not an active member politically just like millions of other Zimbabweans who go about business without involving themselves in party politics.
He is a victim of a rogue government which is now cannibalizing its own children in order to cling to power by declaring ordinary citizens enemies of the state. We call upon authorities to investigate and bring to book the murderers of Noah Shombe,” said Saruwaka.
Noah Sahombe survived by his wife and two children.