WASHINGTON DC —
National Vendors’ Union Zimbabwe board member Sten Zvorwadza says he is disturbed by Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba’s statement dismissing his abduction claims.
Zvorwadza claims that four men driving a black Ford Ranger registration number ACO 4856 tried to abduct him Saturday afternoon along the Chegutu-Harare highway.
Zvorwadza, who was on his way to Kadoma for a meeting, told VOA Studio 7 the four men heavily assaulted him while trying to drag him to their vehicle, pointing a gun at his head in the process.
Zvorwadza noted that he was only saved by other motorists who stopped and mobbed the four men.
But Charamba told NewsDay newspaper that “Zvorwadza had contravened traffic regulations and had a heated argument with the suspects who were pointing a pellet gun at him.”
The attempt on Zvorwadza’s life comes barely three weeks after the abduction and disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara who was abducted from his Glen View neighbourhood in Harare by five men.
Zvorwadza tells reporter Jonga Kandemiiri his lawyers are working on the case.