Tsvangirai top official abducted

HARARE – The main faction of the MDC led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has raised a panic alarm following the disappearance of its top official in Harare this morning which it says could be a kidnap.\r\n

"Last Maengahama was this morning picked up by two unidentified men in plain clothes in Harare’s Central Business District.  His whereabouts remain unknown and the party is making frantic efforts to locate him," the party said in a terse alert to the media.

Police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena was unreachable to confirm the incident.

Officials said they would make further comments once they had gathered details of the disappearance and location of the youthful Maengahama who at one time escaped an abduction allegedly set up by the intelligence agents.

"We are yet to know his whereabouts but so far we have not been successful. The picture is not yet clear but we are running around to try and locate him. I am still gathering the information," MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa said.

Before the March 29 Presidential elections in 2008, Maengehama was trailed by suspected intelligence operatives during a meeting at Northside Community Church in Borrowdale.

Recently he came out firing at Zanu PF by accusing the liberation movement of frustrating service delivery in the MDC run municipalities where councillors are locked in battles with unrelenting Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo who contends that some of them are incompetent and not fit for office. – Daily News