Harare: THE European Union (EU) has piled pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to shed light on abducted human rights’ activist, Itai Dzamara.
Dzamara has been missing since 2015 after he was abducted by five unidentified men in broad daylight in the capital, Harare.
“We call on the Government to shed light on his fate and serve justice and to tackle all human rights violations decisively, in line with Zimbabwe’s repeated commitment to human rights, freedoms and national healing,” the EU that maintains sanctions on Zimbabwe over gross human rights’ abuses said in a statement.
EU sanctions on Zimbabwe were first imposed in 2002.
Dzamara, then 35, was a journalist and opposition supporter who spearheaded a pro-democracy movement called “Occupy Africa Unity Square” that was demanding then long-standing President Robert Mugabe to resign.
Mugabe, who was ousted in a November 2017 coup, last year has professed ignorance about the abduction and disappearance of activist.
However, exiled minister Jonathan Moyo has insisted that Dzamara was abducted by the military intelligence.