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$10,000 Police Reward Irks 'Abducted' Itai Dzamara Family

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Speakers and members of Occupy Africa Unity Square seen at a recent prayer rally for missing political activist, Itai Dzamara. (Photo: Charles Nyoni)

Speakers and members of Occupy Africa Unity Square seen at a recent prayer rally for missing political activist, Itai Dzamara. (Photo: Charles Nyoni)

The family of missing activist Itai Dzamara of Occupy Africa Unity Square has welcomed the $10 000 reward offered by the police on information leading to his whereabouts though questioning its intentions four months after his abduction.

Family spokesman Patson Dzamara said the police offer came a bit too late because his brother, who was abducted at a barber shop by unknown assailants, has been missing for more than four months now.

Officer commanding CID Law and Order Assistant commissioner Crispen Makedenge said Friday police investigations so far have failed to yield positive results.

Dzamara was abducted on 9 March this year by unknown men suspected to be state agents and ever since no information has led to his return.

Occupy Africa Unity Square is calling for the resignation of President Robert Mugabe for allegedly failing to properly run the country.

The High Court ordered police and other state security agents to find the missing political activist.

Dzamara said they will consult their lawyers for the way forward with regards to the police gesture.

“We were not consulted, and it is really disturbing in a way,” the young Dzamara said.

But family spokesman, Patson Dzamara, said the police offer came a bit too late because his brother, who was abducted at a barber shop by unknown assailants has been missing for more than four months now.

Officer commanding Criminal Investigation Department's Law and Order Section, Assistant commissioner Crispen Makedenge, said Friday police investigations so far have failed to yield positive results.

Dzamara was abducted on March 9 this year by unknown men suspected to be state agents. He has not been traced up to now.

Occupy Africa Unity Square is calling for the resignation of President Robert Mugabe for allegedly failing to properly run the country.

The High Court ordered police and other state security agents to find the missing political activist.

Dzamara said they will consult their lawyers about the police gesture.

“We were not consulted, and it is really disturbing in a way,” he said.

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