SACMA raided again

Suspected intelligence operatives have once again raided the offices of the Southern Africa Crises Management Agency (SACMA).

This is the second raid in two days.

On Wednesday, the operatives, who claimed to be coming from the Post and elecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) swooped on the SACMA offices in central Harare.

The purported Potraz officers then confiscated documents relating to the operations of the non-profit organisation.

At around noon today, said SACMA in a statement, they took computers and cellular phones of all employees who were work, together with other documents.

“It is reported that they were looking for the coordinator, Mr Gandanga, who was fortunately not at the offices at time of that raid. They then took away with them Mr Tauro whose whereabouts are still not known by now. We pray that he will be safe and secure. This is again a clamp down on civil society organisations by state agents to destabilise their work in communities,” said SACMA.

SACMA is a humanitarian organisation that runs and coordinates initiatives in the areas of disaster and risk mitigation.

The organisation also runs an internet platform that seeks to intensifying people’s voices in the service delivery area, thereby creating platforms for social contracts with the political and civic leaders.

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