MATENDERE, MBIRE IN ABDUCTION THREAT FROM ZANU-PF
Wilson Chipangura, Guest Correspondent
KADOMA – Young Human Rights activists Kudzai Matendere and Last Mbire yesterday survived a kidnapping scare after receiving a tip-off from close sources.
The two youthful activists who work as coordinators for Vision Africa Zimbabwe organisation have been vocal against the human rights abuses by the Zanu-PF regime of late and in the process have had their lives put in danger.
According to information seen by RosGwen24 News, the duo first received threats via text messages from an unknown number to stop forthwith their pursuit of undermining the government through their actions.
Madendere who is famed for leading the potholes plantation campaign in Kadoma early this year spoke to this publication and lamented against the evil backstage machinations being unleashed by the regime.
“Yesterday my colleague Last Mbire received threats via an unknown number. Then within few minutes someone had to alert him that l and him were in danger of being kidnapped anytime,” said Matendere.
“I pondered and wondered the crime that we committed. Up to now I still wonder is this going to end [and] for how long. What crime did we commit him and I,” the youthful activist summed up.
It has become a trend for activists to be occasionally abducted in Zimbabwe especially whenever they become politically vocal against the ruling party.
The sad events are happening at a time when answers are still being demanded as to the whereabouts of another activist in Itai Dzamara of the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement, who was kidnapped by unknown state security agents in March 2016.
Dzamara has not been released up to this day and neither has any action been taken by the Zimbabwe government to try and find the culprits and bring them to the docks.
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