Dzamara haunts Zanu PF

A ZANU PF legislator has claimed that demonstrations over the disappearance of journalist-cum-human rights activist, Itai Dzamara last year could hinder foreign direct investment and progress on the implementation of the government’s 10-Point Plan.


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Buhera West MP Oliver Mandipaka said this while contributing to debate on a motion on the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the National Assembly last Thursday.

“The first challenge that will hinder progress of the 10-Point Plan is that we have our people who invite the media and say that in Zimbabwe, there are people who abduct others, like what happened a few weeks ago when we saw MDC-T members demonstrating at Africa Unity Square saying that Itai Dzamara was killed by the State,” he said.

“That does not work because we want foreign direct investment, and people will not have confidence in us as a country and this will hamper our progress as a nation.

“Painting a bad picture of this country will not bring in foreign direct investment because those who want to do business with us will not come because they will be hearing that we are not good people to deal with.”

Dzamara’s abduction became a hot potato in the National Assembly after Kuwadzana East MP Nelson Chamisa (MDC-T) moved a motion to debate his disappearance and the welfare of his family.

Debate on the issue, however, hit a snag when Zanu PF legislators, led by Mandipaka, contested that, arguing that there was lack of a quorum to ensure debate was adjourned.

The third time Chamisa attempted to bring back the debate on Dzamara, Zanu PF MPs deliberately walked out of the National Assembly to ensure there were less than 70 MPs in the House to allow for debate to resume.

Dzamara was abducted on March 9 last year by suspected State security agents and his whereabouts have remained a mystery.

18 Responses to Dzamara haunts Zanu PF

  1. FromTheHip March 23, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    Idiot MP. More worried about FDI than he is about a government that abducts and makes its own citizens “disappear.” If, one day, you become a victim yourself, let us see how your FDI will resurrect you for your grieving family.

  2. Chief March 23, 2016 at 7:55 am #

    Ask MDC T where Dzamara is stop wasting our time it is their strategy to raise alarm. We dnt want to fooled

  3. maita March 23, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    Mandipaka are you nor abducting people? So you can kill and expect us to keep quiet because you want FDI? This is foolishness.

  4. Memory Siziba March 23, 2016 at 8:22 am #

    Ask Chief where Dzamara is. He knows where they put him.

  5. Thabani Ndlovu March 23, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    This chief is behind Dzamara abduction.

  6. The Democrat March 23, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    A scared regime is always afraid of its own people

  7. ZPF Youth Coordinator March 23, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    Mapfupa a Dzamara achamuka. We did not go to war so that we will make our own brothers disappear. This is diversion from core values of our revolution.

  8. Simbarevanhu March 23, 2016 at 8:30 am #

    God is watching

  9. macheka March 23, 2016 at 8:41 am #

    Regime full of vampires

  10. Mukanya March 23, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Oliver Mandipaka is a confirmed ex- Zanu Republic Police thug and his reasoning is demurred as such.

  11. gungun March 23, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    shut up!! mandipaka, dai isiri rigging yamkaita usitombori mp no one like u

  12. gunguwo March 23, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Will Dzamara reappear? May God be with him, wherever he is.

  13. Loud Speaker March 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    The answer is simple. Stop persecuting people who oppose you and no one will question your integrity!

  14. clement moyo March 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    The have already done so. But Mugabe doesn’t care about that because it only starves you and me and not hoim and his kids.

  15. DonnaRussb March 23, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    My current salary is more than 3400 dollars each week . Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition, jobless and no bank credit. Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 50 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine….de5!

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  16. zai March 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    Ingomudzoraika ari mupenyu chikunetsa chii?

  17. john moyo March 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    If indeed YOU want foreign direct investment why make people disappear? It it us Zimbabweans not YOU who need FDI so we will demand Dzamara until you produce him alive or dead! We must go on demonstrating if possible daily until and unless Dzamara is produced. Are you gods you thieves and murderers. Nxaaa

  18. john moyo March 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    No thief or murderer deserve CONFIDENCE IN “US” MBOKO

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