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2 Tajamuka Activists Allegedly Abducted in Zimbabwe

  • Gibbs Dube

FILE: Armed Zimbabwean police clash with rioters in Harare, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

FILE: Armed Zimbabwean police clash with rioters in Harare, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Two members of Tajamuka-Sesijikile Campaign, which organized a crippling stay away Wednesday together with Pastor Evan Mawarire of #ThisFlag movement and other people, have been allegedly abducted in broad daylight in Harare.

According to Tajamuka-Sesijikile spokesperson, Promise Mkwanazi, the two – Lawrence Tembedza and Austin Nyakupinda - were allegedly abducted by suspected state security agents Thursday afternoon.

Police could neither confirm nor deny the alleged abductions.

Mkwanazi said this move was designed to silence them ahead of more protests to pressurize President Robert Mugabe to step down for allegedly failing to properly run Zimbabwe.

Tajamuka-Sesijikile Campaign wants the ruling Zanu PF party to address many other issues like the deteriorating economic situation, high unemployment, proposals to introduce bond notes, ban on some imports and disappeared $15 billion in diamond revenues.

The one-day stay away crippled businesses, schools and other entities with the organizers promising more protest if their grievances are not met.

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