Another activist abducted, tortured

Another activist and vendors’ leader, Kudakwashe Kambakunje, was on Tuesday allegedly abducted by suspected State security agents, who tortured and injected him with an unknown substance before leaving him for dead.

BY XOLISANI NCUBE

National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe executive member, Kudakwashe Kambakunje shows the extent of his injuries after he was allegedly abducted, tortured and left for dead by suspected State security agents on Tuesday

National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe executive member, Kudakwashe Kambakunje shows the extent of his injuries after he was allegedly abducted, tortured and left for dead by suspected State security agents on Tuesday

National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) leader, Standrick Zvorwadza, said Kambakunje was allegedly abducted in broad daylight from his vending site by six people driving five unmarked twin-cab and Toyota Chaser vehicles.

“During the abduction, some traders attempted to assist him when he shouted for help, but his abductors fired shots in the air,” Zvorwadza claimed.

“Kudakwashe was blindfolded and driven to an unknown destination in Mazowe, where he was subjected to severe beatings, torture using electrical shock and injected with an unknown substance.”

Kambakunje, a Navuz executive member, joins a growing list of anti-government protesters who have been abducted and tortured by suspected State security agents.

Recently, Tajamuka/Sesjikile campaigner, Silvanos Mudzvova, was kidnapped from his Crowborough home by people accusing him of pushing to unseat the Zanu PF government. He was also badly tortured and injected with an unknown substance and spent over three weeks in hospital.

Zvorwadza said the “coward abductors” were strengthening the resolve of anti-government demonstrators to push President Robert Mugabe out of power.

“During the torture and interrogation, his abductors demanded to know Zvorwadza and committee member Godfrey Kauzani’s residential addresses,” Zvorwadza said.

“When he passed out, the abductors thought he was dead and dumped him. When he came to, Kudakwashe, who had been left stark-naked, sought help from homesteads on farms along Old Mazowe Road. Navuz members collected him from Mazowe and facilitated his access to medical assistance.”

Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said she was unaware of the incident, as she had not been briefed.
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) said it was concerned with the increase in State-sponsored abductions and victimisation of civic and opposition activists over the past months.

“Mugabe has shown that he is not prepared to resolve the Zimbabwean crisis, but is rather prepared to shed blood to defend his stay in power,” the group said.

“CiZC calls upon regional, continental as well as international bodies to intervene urgently to prevent further loss of innocent lives in Zimbabwe. CiZC also calls upon progressive forces to unite in creating the Zimbabwe we want — a democratic and economically-developed Zimbabwe.”

15 Responses to Another activist abducted, tortured

  1. jennifermoreno444 September 29, 2016 at 5:39 am #

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    • gunguwo September 29, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

      It is now very clear how the police can close the DZAMARA CASE. Here is an open secret. Kana muchida henyu VaChihuri maakuziva matsakatikire ari kuita vana veZimbabwe muZimbabwe. Kuri kuda kutonga chete chete! Zvirokwazvo zvirokwazvo ndinoti kwamuri, Mwari achatirwira hake in His own time.

  2. notice Moyo September 29, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    Yaaa zvakaoma

  3. Mazero September 29, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    What is this unknown substance injection? This is worrying.

  4. dee September 29, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    Hiv virus or something that will kill him slowly

  5. NUTTY DREADLOCK September 29, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    You see how cowards rule. They send other people to do their dirty work for them. Abducting a vendor and fearing that he might want to instigate regime change! This just shows you the level of desperation. ZANU PF Has time and again tried to label these demonstrators as foolish puppets who are being recruited by western gvmnts that want to effect regime change. Saka why abduct them kana vasina basa. ZANU yafanana ne Taliban kana Al qaeda they are now terrorist groups.You abduct and maim your own children simply because they nolonger want yopu to rule. THE WRITINGS ON THE WALL vanhu havachakudai. Since 1990 people have despised your double standards and how your corrupt activities have destroyed the economy and the moral fabric of our society. We always ask why our police officers are corrupt?It is because they learnt from the best they learnt from you.Imi munorwadziwa nhei mukambopawo vamwe mumwe mukana. It has to be ZANU only zvino Mugabe haana ten years arimupenyu tidakuwonna kuti who shall have last laugh,. Remember Tshaka Zulu what happened to the mighty and greatful tshaka he was killed like animal. DONT TEST PEOPLE OTHERWISE TINOJAMUKA

  6. eddie September 29, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Jojo zvenyika Jojo chenjera

  7. Mutoriti September 29, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Ari kunyepa uyo,akarohwa kubhawa.

    • khumbulakahle September 29, 2016 at 11:51 am #

      this is sustained torture not bruises from a brawl

    • gcfb September 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

      tseki

  8. joseph hondo September 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    Wakanzwa Bata! Dei vakakupedzisa!

    • gcfb September 29, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      chupeti

  9. MAN KENYA September 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    Although they have the numbers, the sociopolitical fabric that binds disgruntled Zimbos is very weak. They range from all walks of life but they are easily manipulative. No wonder an intruder can easily dismantle this fabric, commit his heinous crime and continue intermingling with the others scot-free. Literally speaking a cackle of hyenas can easily be frightened by an old and wounded lion for failing to realise and unleash their potential. However, bold and united, they can easily challenge it. Who will succeed in kickstarting the wave to unite these disgruntled Zimbos to speak and work in one voice devoid of political history/ affiliation, tribe or race? You have all what it takes safe for the ring-leader. There can be no revolution of cowards who are not ready to leave their comfort zones to unite the people for a cause. Think twice!

  10. wilo September 30, 2016 at 12:45 am #

    Haaaa Charity Charamba hapana kana chaanozivaaa.

  11. curtisford444 September 30, 2016 at 3:33 am #

    I looked at the bank draft which had said $7437 , I be certain …that…my friend could realie earning money in their spare time on-line. . there neighbor has done this for less than twelve months and resently paid the morgage on their mini mansion and got a great new Lancia . have a peek here….

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