A man known as Hatibu Hussein Kifunza narrated his experience in the prison while he was on death row with many other inmates. The man said he was later saved from death row by the grace of God, if not, he would have been a dead man today. He said he saw many of the inmates who were on death row with him being killed in front of him, and he knew he is going to join them someday.
The man said he was arrested when some people seek shelter in his house to hide, he didn’t know what they did that made them come to hide in his house. In a few hours, the police came to his house and arrested everyone in the house. It was later that he realized that he was arrested because of those who came to hide in his house. The police disclosed to him that those guys were murderers, they came to hide in his house after killing someone.
Hussein told the police that he doesn’t know those people, but he had to convince the lawyer that he doesn’t know those people in the court of law. After his judgment in the court, he was sentenced to death for supporting and housing murderers in his house by the Tanzanian court (Hussein is from Tanzania). Hussein said he was innocent, he never knew those murderers, but all he said fell on deaf ears.
He said he was seeing his fellow inmates on death row being executed almost every day in front of him, he knew he was definitely gonna be executed too someday. Hussein said that Saturdays are always sad days in the prison because inmates on death row are always executed on Saturdays, Saturdays are always sad days for them on death row. This incident happened in the 90s but in 2017, after spending many years in prison, God saved him with one of his friends who was on death row with him in the prison.
The president of Tanzania at that time ordered the release of him, his friend, and some others. This is called presidential pardon or something, maybe that’s not the right word, I’m not sure. They were pardoned just like that, that’s how he escaped death with his friend. If not for the pardon from the president of his country, they would have been dead today.