President Tsvangirai marches to commemorate Dzamara disappearance

President Morgan Tsvangirai today joined the Itai Dzamara family and hundreds of Zimbabweans in a march in the streets of Harare to commemorate the first anniversary of the disappearance of the journalist-cum-human rights activist abducted by State security agents last year.

President Tsvangirai

President Tsvangirai

Before the march, President Tsvangirai had addressed Zimbabweans gathered at Africa Unity Square, the venue Dzamara used to occupy during his public demonstrations to call upon Robert Mugabe to step down for misgoverning the country.

“Today, we must send a clear message to the regime that never again will one of us disappear while we remain silent,” President Tsvangirai said.

“This government has mismanaged the economy and now it is threatening the safety and security of citizens that is guaranteed by the Constitution. We demand that this government returns Dzamara, whether dead or alive so that there is closure on this emotive issue.”

After the speeches, President Tsvangirai joined the Dzamara family in a solidarity march in the streets of Harare.

Among the marchers were civic society leaders, representatives of the  church, party vice President Hon. Thokozani Khupe,  vice chairperson Morgan Komichi, secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora, organising secretary, Abednico Bhebhe, spokesperson Obert Gutu, National Executive members and several party MPs.

Dzamara was abducted by State security agents on March 9 2015, two days after he had addressed an MDC rally at Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield.

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