High Court orders state security heads to search for Dzamara

High Court judge, Justice David Mangota today ordered security heads to launch a search for abducted activist, Itai Dzamara.

Itai Dzamara
Itai Dzamara

The order came following a habeas corpus or an application by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) to have Dzamara brought before a court assuming he was in State custody.

Mangota ordered the home affairs and state security ministers as well as the commissioner general and head of state intelligence to do the search in conjunction with lawyers representing Dzamara.

The judge directed the state security bosses to publicise their progress in the media and to report to the registrar of the High Court every Friday fortnightly.

Dzamara was kidnapped by unknown men on Monday. He has been calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down for poor governance.

He was arrested, tortured and detained for leading the Occupy Africa Unity Square (OAUS) protest.

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