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Employee of Zimbabwe's MDC is Released Following Abduction, Beating


An employee of the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai who was abducted late Tuesday was dumped at his home in the Harare suburb of Mufakose early Wednesday, MDC sources said.

The party said transport manager Pascal Gwezere was seized by six men in a vehicle who told him he was under arrest before taking him away in their car. The incident followed the attempted abduction of an MDC security administrator earlier on Tuesday.

An MDC official said Gwezere was badly beaten and left traumatized.

VOA sources continued to report widespread intimidation of MDC supporters by youth militia in Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central, Manicaland and Bulawayo provinces.

They said roadblocks manned by soldiers have been set up in numerous locations.

VOA was unable to obtain comment from the Zimbabwe Republic Police on such activity.

Deputy Spokesperson Tabitha Khumalo of the Tsvangirai MDC formation told VOA Studio 7 reporter Patience Rusere that her party’s standing committee will meet this week to consider what action to take regarding rising violence against members.

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