THE wife of Itai Dzamara, Sheffra Dzamara, on Monday petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the abduction and disappearance of her husband on 9 March 2015.
In a letter she submitted at Munhumutapa government offices where Mnangagwa’s offices are located, Sheffra said she was caught between hope, grief and the pain of not knowing her husband’s whereabouts.
“My name is Sheffra Dzamara, I am the wife of Itai Peace Dzamara who was forcibly disappeared on the 9th of March 2015 and still remains unaccountable for,” the letter to Mnangagwa.
“I once wrote you a letter in 2018 and did not receive a response from your office. I then made that letter an open letter”.
Monday marked five years since the disappearance of the journalist-cum-pro-democracy activist who went missing after he was abducted by suspected State security agents at a barbershop in Glen View, Harare.
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 unmarked truck and sped off.He hasn’t been seen since.
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 Mugabe to resign.
A number of groups demanded to know what happened with Itai Dzamara because know one can go unaccounted for.
The Mnangagwa regime continues to profess ignorance just like the Mugabe government did about the abduction and disappearance of activist, Itai Dzamara.