The wife of an Angolan man who died as he was being deported from the UK broke down on Tuesday as she told an inquest how he had been asking for help during his last moments.
Adrienne Makenda Kambana, the wife of Jimmy Mubenga, sobbed as she told the court how she had spoken on the phone to her husband as he waited on a plane at Heathrow airport – just a few minutes before he died.
“He did not deserve this kind of death. His death is painful and sad. We feel sad for him because we have been told that he was asking for help and he did not get it … he died asking for help and thinking: ‘What have I done to deserve this?'”