ZANU PF has rejected allegations by Morgan Tsvangirai that the ruling party is responsible for the abduction of a journalist and pro-democracy activist who has been missing since Monday.

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Simon Khaya Moyo, the Zanu PF spokesman, said Tsvangirai was exploiting the alleged abduction in a desperate bid to regain lost political relevance.

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“He (Tsvangirai) is trying to sell his party because they are short of what to talk about now after being drubbed in consecutive elections,” said Khaya Moyo.

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“They no longer talk about things such as their JUICE (the economic blueprint the MDC-T unveiled for the 2013 election). We do not know what happened to the juice, it seems to have disappeared.”

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Pro-democracy activists Itai Dzamara was allegedly abducted in Harare on Monday and has not been heard from since.

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The activist and associates have been staging sit-ins at Harare’s Africa Unity Square calling for democratic reforms and President Mugabe’s resignation.

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Tsvangirai called a press conference in Harare Tuesday where he blamed the Zanu PF regime for Dzamara’s disappearance.

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“We are in no doubt as to the perpetrators of this abduction,” said the MDC-T leader.

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“We hold Mugabe and his regime responsible for this morbid and senseless act.

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“The President, who is also AU and SADC chair, cannot preside over a country where innocent citizens get abducted and disappear.”

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But Khaya Moyo dismissed the allegation and told Tsvangirai to allow the police to carry out their investigations.

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“I do not even know the person in question (Itai Dzamara) but he (Tsvangirai) is trying to find a case to please his masters because they have nothing to offer the people,” he said.

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“If they (Dzamara family) reported to the police, we are law-abiding and if there is anybody who commits a crime, police know what to do; we are not lawless.

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“The former Prime Minister should avoid reckless utterances particularly when a police report has been made.

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“We do not believe in demeaning people. We have clear principles and policies.”