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Zimbabwe Activist Itai Dzamara Still Missing 9 Months After Abduction

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Occupy Africa Leaders Itai Dzamara (left) and Tichaona Danho (right) detained by police.

Occupy Africa Leaders Itai Dzamara (left) and Tichaona Danho (right) detained by police.

Wednesday marked exactly nine months after political activist Itai Dzamara of Occupy Africa Unity Square was abducted by unknown assailants in Glen View, Harare.

Itai Dzamara Trust chairperson, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya, said they were meeting this Friday to launch what he called the Zimbabwe National Agreement Platform that was supposed to kick off on Thursday to coincide with Human Rights Day.

The Zimbabwe National Agreement Platform brings together churches, political parties, non-governmental organisations and workers.

Magaya told Studio 7 they believed the government was not doing enough in searching for the missing activist.

“Our government has a responsibility to make sure that human rights, the God-given rights are really granted and are guaranteed, and it is very unfortunate that we are commemorating this at a time when Itai Dzamara has not been around for nine months,” said Magaya.

Dzamara and his colleagues are pushing for the ouster of President Robert Mugabe claiming that he has failed to properly run Zimbabwe.

This has resulted in them being targeted mostly by Zanu PF activists and the police.

The courts ordered the police to give two-week updates on their search for Dzamara but indications are that this was only done once.

Studio 7 failed to get a comment from the police as the spokesperson was said to be attending a meeting.