Protest leader Itai Dzamara abducted

HARARE – Occupy Africa Unity Square protest leader Itai Dzamara has been allegedly abducted by suspected state security agents while at a barbershop in his neighbourhood.

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Itai Dzamara
Itai Dzamara

Occupy Africa Unity Square secretary general Charles Nyoni says Dzamara was abducted by five men who forcibly shoved him in a white isuzu twincab.

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Nyoni told Studio 7 the men approached Dzamara and accused him of stealing a cow before they grabbed him.

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He says efforts to locate him are proving too futile as the police are professing ignorance over the issue.

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Dzamara has previously been arrested for demonstrating and calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down.

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Last year he handed over a petition at the Munhumutapa Offices in Harare encouraging the president to step down immediately and pave the way for fresh elections.

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Source: VOA (Studio 7)