I won’t be silenced: Dzamara

PATSON Dzamara, brother of missing activist Itai Dzamara, yesterday said no amount of intimidation or assault will silence him until he gets to the bottom of what happened to his sibling.



Dzamara staged a one-man demonstration at the National Sports Stadium during Independence Day celebrations on Monday, but was quickly whisked away by State security agents who reportedly assaulted him and forced him to drink about four litres of water as punishment for his actions.

He was later admitted at a local hospital and discharged on the same day.

In an interview with NewsDay yesterday, Patson said he was prepared for more torture and vowed to continue demanding the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

“I have and I will continue to use any means, orthodox or unorthodox, to locate the truth regarding what (President Robert) Mugabe’s Zanu PF and/or through State security agents did to my brother Itai,” he said.

“I will not tire and this is just the beginning. Yesterday (Monday), I took it upon myself to confront national leaders at the National Sports Stadium during the Independence Day celebrations.”

Patson added: “I somehow managed to sneak in and gained access to the VIP section where the chiefs, ministers and the Presidency sat. Before I got there, I looked for an empty ice-cream box and a pen. I wrote my message there and just before the closing of the official programme, I stood up with my placard.”

He said after he was taken behind the tents, over 10 men began to torture and assault him using their hands and feet and subsequently forced him to drink over four litres of water.

Patson said at one point, he approached the President’s Office to seek audience with him, but was told his case was not important to get the attention that he sought.

“This can never break my spirit. I knew what I was doing and I had budgeted for such a response to them. I didn’t care much about what would happen to me as long as they got the message and I will not be deterred by this,” he said.

Yesterday, a group of activists chickened out of their planned demonstration at Africa Unity Square to protest against Dzamara’s mistreatment due to the heavy presence of police, who allegedly quickly dispersed them.

Patson’s brother, Itai, has been missing for the past 13 months and is believed to have been abducted by suspected State security agents.


  1. Mugabe must give Itai Dzamara Back. United we stand

  2. Patson u are a real man.We need one or two pple like u.Lets keep on fighting this dictator.

  3. munomama chete

  4. chimurenga goes on

    dont be silenced by cowards

  5. you will also dissapear very soon my dear keep on doing that. Keep my words.

    1. Jeffrey Tonderai

      You seem to be frightened, Samutoko. Do you have anything to do with the disappearance of Itai Dzamara? Please confess before it is too late!!!

  6. Only cowards will resort to abducting other citizens.In this one Mugabe and his CIO dogs are the biggest losers….bring back our brother Itai Dzamara.the likes of Samutoko are village idiots who think being silent when someone is maimed is the best way to respond to acts of Mugabe’s Banditry.

  7. Tapinda Tapinda

    Blood is thicker than water.Patson ,fight for your brother.You are a man and half!

  8. Samutoko you are a useless cowards just like Matoko ese with your nauseating accent

    1. Felekisi Tashinga

      There is no need to insult the other Matokos. It is just one Mutoko who is behaving queerly maybe because he knows something!

  9. who said Mugabe took Dzamara am just asking, maybe he is tricking us asazi

    1. if not him, why did hid CIO beat Patson? Tell the nation then who abducted Itai

    2. Zvimwe zvinhu sevenzesai brain kufunga and not magaro. Who else besides the killer Matibili can abduct citizens?

  10. one day mwari vachatonga havo

  11. Somebody disappeared and you have to give comments to support the disappearance or the acts of torture it shows you are wicked and a murderer. Lets support the protection and upholding of human rights. This Zanu pf mentality of thinking Mugabe is the only important person is evil. jorum Gumbo once said the issue of Dzamara was not important as there were other pressing issues. This shows they are not there to uphold the consitution of Zimbabwe which they blew millions of dollars to write and inquire of us. Our leaders please look into this issue of our hero Itai Dzamara who demanded what is rightfully his and all of us Zimbos. I wonder what all of you who support his disapperance and the wicked being perpertrated by zanu are getting.

  12. We support you Patson. We are asking the same question. Where is Itai.

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  14. Fear is a choice keep it up brother we sick n tired of this Mugabe regime threatening and killing our innocent people who stand for the truth.

  15. fear is a choice.go Patson go

  16. “yesterday human rights activists chickened out………….” that says it all about us Zimbos full of fear anywhere hope Zim politics is tking a new trajectory as evidenced by MDC-T’s demo I jus pray such courage is instilled in ore people until people appreciate they are entitled to a better zimbabwe free from tyranny

  17. usatombonyarara dzamara! silence is what has led this country to its knees. This regime feeds on our fears and silence. Once we start talking we shake their foundations to the ground. What freedom is there when we can’t even ask about the whereabouts of our brothers and sisters! nor speak against these odd policies that bring nothing but cash for these thugs. Pamberi newe dzamara! Aluta Continua.

  18. A wonderful tribute to who you are.

    Bravery of this nature breaks down walls faster than anyone can build them.

    Africa belongs to people such as yourself.

  19. in zimbabwe a living fool is way better than a dead hero……….just saying

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