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Organizers of 'Abducted' Dzamara Prayer Rally Happy With Turnout

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

Organizers of a prayer rally for Itai Dzamara of Occupy Africa Unity Square, abducted by unknown assailants four months ago, say the Harare event was a big success though police tried to stop it last Thursday.

Bishop Ancelimo Magaya said they ended up obtaining a High Court order to ensure that the rally, attended by several leaders of various political parties and expelled Zanu PF senior officials Jabulani Sibanda and Temba Mliswa, went on as planned.

Leaders of political parties that attended the event signed a so-called peace declaration calling for the safe return of Dzamara.

His group has been urging President Robert Mugabe to step down for allegedly failing to run Zimbabwe.

Magaya told Studio 7 people were angry over the government’s silence on Dzamara’s disappearance.

“People expressed their disappointment and very, very clear messages were sent to the powers that be,” Magaya said, without elaborating.

He added that the peace declaration signed by the leaders of the political parties demanded that President Robert Mugabe as the head of government and state, come out in the open and instruct his state machinery to actually look out for Dzamara and ensure his safe return home.

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