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Dzamara Abduction Rekindles Sad Memories for Disappeared Patrick Nabanyama Family

FILE: Part of the crowd that attended the Itai Dzamara prayer rally. (Photo: Courtesy Occupy Africa Unity Square)

Patricia Nabanyama, the widow of Patrick Nabanyama, who disappeared more than 15 years ago after being allegedly kidnapped by suspected war veterans, says she is worried about the disappearance of activist, Itayi Dzamara.

Dzamara has been missing for more than four months.

Nabanyama said the alleged abduction of Dzamara brought back sad memories and reminded her and her family that people’s safety is not guaranteed in Zimbabwe.

She said since the abduction of her husband, who was an election agent for former Education Minister David Coltart when the Movement for Democratic Change was still united, her family has been living in abject poverty.

Nabanyama was allegedly abducted at his home in Bulawayo’s Nketa suburb in 2000, in similar circumstances like political activist Dzamara of Occupy Africa Unity Square, who was allegedly snatched from a barber shop in Harare’s Glenview suburb.