Articles tagged 'itai dzamara'

'Compensate victims of forced disappearances' 1 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum is calling on government to consider compensating families of victims of forced disappearances. This comes as Zimbabweans joined the rest of the world in commemorating the United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, d...
AI demands closure to Dzamara case 17 August 2018 HARARE - Amnesty International (AI) is ratcheting up pressure on the Zimbabwean government to conclude investigation into the disappearance of journalist-cum-political and human rights activist Itai Dzamara. AI's newly-elected leader Kumi Naidoo of South Africa pledged on Wednesday that his fi...
Mugabe speaks on Dzamara abduction 31 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has professed ignorance about the abduction and disappearance of activist, Itai Dzamara. Dzamara was getting a haircut at a barbershop in the working class suburb of Glen View in Harare on March 9, 2015, when five armed men seized him, shoved him into an...
'Zimbabweans must not give up on Dzamara' 9 April 2018 EDITOR — I write with so much pain in my heart. It is sad that years have gone by but still there is no answer to Itai Dzamara’s whereabouts. With the new dispensation one would think that answers would start trickling in but alas there is nothing. I am appealing to the media fraternity, civil...
'Return Dzamara dead or alive' 10 March 2018 HARARE - The family of activist Itai Dzamara, who went missing exactly three years ago, has said  Zimbabwean authorities must return him to them dead or alive. Dzamara was getting his haircut at a barbershop in the working class suburb of Glen View in Harare on March 9, 2015, when five armed m...
Bring Dzamara back dead or alive 29 November 2017 HARARE – Civil society organisations and family members of abducted political activist Itai Dzamara have demanded that the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa do everything in his power to bring him back to his family dead or alive. Dzamara was abducted by five unidentified men in March 2015 and ...
No political will to solve Dzamara's disappearance 31 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has shown no political will to solve the mystery surrounding the abduction of a prominent journalist-turned activist in Harare demanding that President Robert Mugabe resigns, rights lawyers said yesterday as the world commemorated the United Nations International Day of the Vict...
Dzamara spared jail 30 June 2017 HARARE - Activist Patson Dzamara yesterday made an emotional plea to be spared jail saying it would strip his missing brother Itai’s children of a bread winner. Dzamara was subsequently ordered to perform 315 hours of community service at Rotten Row Magistrates Courts over charges of obstructi...
'Still no leads on missing Dzamara' 23 June 2017 HARARE - Police are still searching for abducted human rights activist Itai Dzamara, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has said. Mguni told senators yesterday that the police still have no leads on Dzamara's whereabouts. “Yes the police are still searching; they are giving us upd...
State insists on prosecuting Dzamara 15 March 2017 HARARE - The State is insisting on prosecuting Patson Dzamara and #Tajamuka activists on charges of defeating the course of justice using the same evidence tendered in a robbery case that has been struck off the roll. Dzamara is jointly charged with Oliver Chikumba, 32, Tatenda Mombeyarara, 33...
'Mugabe must account for Dzamara' 10 March 2017 HARARE - Missing journalist-cum-political activist Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson has called on Zimbabweans to continue piling pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s government to stop the enforced disappearance of rights activists. Speaking yesterday during commemorations for Dzamara’s abductio...
Police block Dzamara CBD march 8 March 2017 HARARE - Police have blocked a march called to commemorate the disappearance of anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Itai Dzamara scheduled to be held in Harare's central business district (CBD) tomorrow. Itai's younger brother, Patson, told the Daily News yesterday that the police advised th...
Spooks abduct, torture activists 19 November 2016 HARARE - Four pro-democracy activists, including the young brother of missing journalist Itai Dzamara — Patson — were abducted, severely tortured and left for dead in the wee hours of yesterday by suspected State agents, ahead of a mass demonstration that was planned for Harare, as President Robe...
Push for govt to feed Dzamara family 27 October 2016 HARARE - Opposition MPs led by MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa, have moved a motion to have government support the spouse and children of missing journalist-cum-activist Itai Dzamara who was abducted in Harare more than a year ago. In addition, the legislators also want Home Affairs minister...
EU Parliament invites anti-Mugabe activist Dzamara 24 October 2016 HARARE - The European Union Parliament has invited activist and anti-President Robert Mugabe protester Paston Dzamara to France, to present on civil movements and status of human rights in Zimbabwe this week. The invitation comes amid rising concerns over escalating human rights violations in ...
Dzamara turns heat on police 11 October 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activist Patson Dzamara has threatened to drag police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri to court over his subordinates' failure to provide any leads into the disappearance of his brother Itai who has been missing for 17 months now. In a strongly-worded petition copi...
'Don't give Mugabe money' 18 September 2016 HARARE - As President Robert Mugabe steps on the American soil this week for the annual United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting — the world is being reminded of the “dangers” of rescuing his stone  broke government with a bailout package. Mugabe will join other world leaders in New York t...
Dzamaras pile pressure on Unicef 21 August 2016 HARARE - Missing activist Itai Dzamara's family — his wife Sheffra, brother Patson and two children — yesterday besieged Unicef's Harare offices with a petition demanding that the organisation retracts its statement that condemned them of abusing children This came barely 24 hours after pressu...
Protestors besiege Unicef offices 19 August 2016 HARARE - Radical pressure group Tajamuka yesterday staged a demonstration at Unicef's offices in Harare protesting against the organisation's recent remarks over the involvement of children in protests. This comes as Unicef — a humanitarian and developmental assistance provider to children — s...
Activists rubbish 'child protestors' concerns 16 August 2016 HARARE - Vociferous anti-President Robert Mugabe pressure group, Tajamuka, said it will not take heed of the growing concerns over the involvement of children in protests. This comes as last week, children took the frontline in a protest demanding the return of abducted activist Itai Dzamara —...
Children take front-line in Dzamara demo 11 August 2016 HARARE - In an unprecedented move, missing activist Itai Dzamara's family — together with political parties and civic society, including Jestina Mukoko — yesterday protested and confronted police, with children on the front-line. During the protest, in which they demanded the return of Dzamara...
'Don't lose hope on Dzamara' 4 August 2016 HARARE - United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas has urged missing pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara's family not to give up. Dzamara — popular for his Occupy Africa Unity Square anti-President Robert Mugabe protests — has been missing for 17 months, after he was abducted. Thoma...
Independent investigator for Dzamara 1 August 2016 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has ordered that an independent investigator should probe the attempted abduction of Patson Dzamara, brother to missing political activist, Itai. This comes as police who had been tasked to investigate the matter failed to produce a satisfactory report. During a...
Mawarire unfazed 24 July 2016   HARARE - As #ThisFlag movement sweeps across the country and beyond borders, the man behind it  Evan Mawarire, who has become an international sensation, says if President Robert Mugabe fails to deliver he should leave office. In one of the interviews, Mawarire even shed tears while narra...
'I will take a bullet for a better Zim' 4 July 2016 PATSON Dzamara speaks  to Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki about the search for his ‘‘abducted’’ brother Itai and the protests that he has been leading in a bid to highlight forced disappearances. Below are the excerpts of the interview. Q: It’s been more than a year since Itai disappea...