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Itai Dzamara's Wife Appeals to His Captors to Release Him

Sheffra Dzamara remembering her husband with members of Occupy Africa Unity Square in Harare on Friday. Itai Dzamara turned 36 Friday. (Photo: Occupy Africa Unity Square)

The wife of Occupy Africa Unity Square leader, Itai Dzamara, who was allegedly abducted by unknown assailants almost five months ago, has appealed to her captors to release him.

Sheffra Dzamara told VOA Studio 7 she wants her husband, who was the sole bread winner, back home.

“To the abductors I am saying can you please release my husband. Bring him back to his children. His children still need fatherly love … and the children are still young,” she said.

Sheffra Dzamara has appealed to Itai Dzamara's captors to release him. (Photo: Occupy Africa Unity Square)
Sheffra Dzamara has appealed to Itai Dzamara's captors to release him. (Photo: Occupy Africa Unity Square)

She noted that she is now struggling with make a living as all her needs are now being catered for by well-wishers.

“We are getting donations from different organizations like groceries and some are paying school fees for Itai’s child.”

She appealed to Zimbabweans to fight for the release of Itai, who was supposed to celebrate his 36th birthday Friday.

Sheffra Dzamara said she took her children to Africa Unity Square where Itai’s colleagues provided a small cake to mark his birthday.

She said, “I was really touched because I miss my husband.”

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Dzamara was abducted by unknown assailants, who accused him of stocktheft, in a barber shop in Harare.

Civic society organizations have accused Zimbabwe’s national spy network, the Central Intelligence Organization, for allegedly abducting him.

Occupy Africa Unity Square has been calling for President Robert Mugabe’s exit saying he has failed to run Zimbabwe since independence from British rule in 1980.

The government has distanced itself from his abduction stressing that it is looking for the political activist as per a court ruling ordering the state to find him.