Scary Zimbabwe Military Intelligence Agents Following Activist Stabile Dewa Around

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Scary Zimbabwe Military Intelligence Agents Following Activist Stabile Dewa Around in An Unmarked Double Cab. See her Facebook post below on 9 August 2019

Dear Mr ED Mnangagwa

May you please tell your people to stop following me around!! Ever since I was released from prison I am being followed and monitored everwhere I go by weird people in tinted cars without number plates. In the past four days, the car pictured below (black tinted ford ranger with no number plates) has been parking outside my house in the evenings.The pattern of its arrival and departure is consistent with my arrival at home from work.

I would like to reiterate that I am neither a terrorist, nor a security threat in any way. My work as a women and human rights activist is in no way related to any insurgency or terrorism acts as alleged by state security agents.

I hold no intentions to unconstitutionally remove your Government from power. I am a law abiding and peace loving Zimbabwean. I was never trained on the use of either small or big arms in Maldives as wrongly stated by propaganda in state media. The workshop I participated in was on human rights and peace building in line with my work of mobilising and capacitating women to take up leadership positions.

Please tell your people to leave me and my kids alone!! The intensified surveillance is traumatizing my family and the children are now afraid of moving freely at home where they are supposed to feel safe and secure. My children (aged 4 and 3 years) deserve peace and a safe environment just like yours and every other kid for proper development. Above all, they also need me and risk growing up without parental love and guidance if I am to be harmed by these menacing thugs.

May you also please tell your people who arrested me and confisticated my passport at the airport on 27 May 2019 to return my passport to law and order officers at Harare central police station. During my last court appearance, the investigating officer indicated that she never received my passport from the people who arrested me.

I had many opportunities to leave this country but I chose to stay so please don’t punish me for choosing to stay in Zimbabwe amidst all the economic turmoils we have faced as a country over the years.

I am not an enemy of the state Mr Mnangagwa, the enemy is the ailing economy, corruption and misgovernance. Women are suffering the worst in this economy and as a woman I don’t deserve further harassment by your agents. Women, girls and the general citizens are in a state of hopelessness. May you kindly solve the political and economic crisis sir rather than persecuting human rights defenders!

Regards,
Sitabile Dewa