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Abduction of Dzamara Worrying Zanu PF, Zimbabwe People First

  • Gibbs Dube

FILE: A soldier stands guard while waiting for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to arrive for a crucial Zanu pf Poltiburo meeting in Harare, Wednesday Feb, 10, 2016. Mugabe addressed thousand of party supporters and chaired a bitterly divided Zanu PF Politiburo amid heightened tensions over issues to do with factionalism and succession in the party.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

FILE: A soldier stands guard while waiting for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to arrive for a crucial Zanu pf Poltiburo meeting in Harare, Wednesday Feb, 10, 2016. Mugabe addressed thousand of party supporters and chaired a bitterly divided Zanu PF Politiburo amid heightened tensions over issues to do with factionalism and succession in the party.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Thousands of Zimbabweans on Wednesday staged a street march to remember abducted political activist Itai Dzamara, whose Occupy Africa Unity Square group, has been calling for the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.

Dzamara was allegedly abducted by state security agents a year ago near his home and has not been found by police and other law enforcing agents.

The government has repeatedly said it is looking for Dzamara. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been appealing for information on the whereabouts of the father of two, whose wife, Sheffra, is now struggling to raise their family.

The High Court ordered the state to search for the political activist and make fornightly reports to relevant authorities.

Opposition politicians, including Movement for Democratic Change founding president Morgan Tsvangirai attended the event. He told the gathering that Zimbabwe should play a key role in looking for the pro-democracy activist.

However, some political groups were conspicuous by their absence at the street march. Did they boycott the event?

For perspective, Studio 7 reached Zanu PF member Effort Nkomo and Bekezela Maduma of Zimbabwe People First led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru.

Nkomo said his party is against any form of abuse against Zimbabweans.

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