Articles tagged 'patson dzamara'

High Court quashes Dzamara's conviction 3 October 2018 HARARE - Pro-democracy activists Patson Dzamara and Makomborero Haruzivishe had their main conviction for “trumped-up” robbery charges quashed yesterday after challenging their sentence. Dzamara and his alleged accomplice Haruzivishe were sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment by Harare magistra...
'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...
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...
Dzamara, Masarira case takes dramatic twist 24 January 2017 HARARE - A lawyer representing pro-democracy activists, including Patson Dzamara and Linda Masarira, yesterday humiliated the arresting officer for plagiarising the same statement previously submitted in court by his colleague. Obey Shava was representing Dzamara and Masarira together with Mak...
'Cabinet fiddles while kingdom burns' 2 December 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activists yesterday expressed shock and anger over Monday's Cabinet meeting which centred on modalities of stopping witch-hunters while the country faced an unprecedented economic meltdown. Consisting of 26 ministers, Cabinet after a full sitting, pronounced that rampant...
Zim rights abuses slammed 28 November 2016 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 elections — human rights violations are increasing by the day with civil society warning that the situation will only get worse. Recently, four activists including missing journalist Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson were abducted by suspecte...
Mugabe: Architect of rights violations 25 November 2016 HARARE - That all nominees for this year's ZimRights sponsored People's Choice Award for defenders of human rights in the country are anti-President Robert Mugabe activists give credence to the widely held view that the nonagenarian is the architect of rights violations in Zimbabwe. From oppos...
Human rights defenders to be honoured 24 November 2016 HARARE - Human Rights activists Patson Dzamara, Sten Zvorwadza, Silvanos Mudzvova, Linda Masarira, Farai Maguwu, Evan Mawarire and legislator Jessie Majome are among 81 people that have been nominated for Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDAs) to be presented on Friday night. Zimbabw...
Defiant protesters dare Mugabe, govt 23 November 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activists have vowed to continue holding protests against President Robert Mugabe and his under-fire government, despite increased State thuggery and human rights violations by security agents. This comes as Mugabe's panicking government has cranked up its suppression of...
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...
Protesters mull 'guerrilla tactics' 24 October 2016 HARARE - Defiant anti-President Robert Mugabe protesters have said they will now be secretive about their demonstration strategies, as they devise ways to evade the repressive government's moves to thwart them following the lapse of police's demonstrations ban. This comes as the police have vi...
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 ...
Anti-Mugabe activists head to UK 16 October 2016 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe activists — including exiled musician Thomas Mapfumo are next week headed for the United Kingdom (UK) where they will next week, mobilise Diasporans to bring back the troubled southern African nation into the spotlight. This comes as pro-democracy activist...
World Bank snubs Mugabe govt 29 September 2016 HARARE - The World Bank (WB) has assured Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara that it has no intention of bailing out President Robert Mugabe's government by extending money to his administration. This was in the aftermath of Dzamara having petitioned the WB during his recent visit to the United...
Court issues arrest warrants for protesters 27 September 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Arnold Maburo yesterday issued warrants of arrest for three anti-government protesters who failed to turn up for trial over a robbery case involving Patson Dzamara. Dzamara is jointly charged with Oliver Chikumba, 32, Tatenda Mombeyarara, 33, Pride Mukono, 26, and Ma...
'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 —...
Dzamara robbery trial in September 16 August 2016 HARARE - Trial has been set for September 26 in the robbery case of Patson Dzamara — brother to missing activist Itai. Dzamara is jointly charged with Oliver Chikumba, 32, Tatenda Mombeyarara, 33, Pride Mukono, 26, and Makomborero Haruzivishe, 33, on two counts of robbery and defeating the cou...