Mujuru promises to leave no stone unturned in finding missing Mugabe critic

Mujuru promises to leave no stone unturned in finding missing Mugabe critic

Source: Mujuru promises to leave no stone unturned in finding missing Mugabe critic | News24

If she wins the upcoming elections, former Zimbabwean vice-president Joice Mujuru, has vowed to do everything she can to track down Itai Dzamara, the outspoken critic of former president Robert Mugabe.

Joice Mujuru

Mujuru, who now leads the People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC), has promised to leave no stone unturned in the search for Dzamara, who was abducted three years ago.

Dzamara disappeared on March 9, 2015, after staging lone protests in Africa Unity Square in central Harare, calling for Mugabe to step down as president.

According to NewsDay, Mujuru released a 10-pledge summary of her coalition’s election manifesto.

It stated that “the PRC government will institute two judicial inquiries on disappearances, one on missing persons such Itai Dzamara and Paul Chizuze and others, and another on the missing $15bn and other illicit financial flows”.

The PRC presidential candidate added that her government would be a “leaner, more productive, gender and age sensitive cabinet, characterised by a skills mix, experience, technical astuteness and national integration”.

She also said that, under her government, the southern African country would rejoin the Commonwealth and the Rand Monetary Union to resolve the current cash crisis.

Mujuru who had been in Mugabe’s government for over three decades was fired from the ruling Zanu-PF party and government in December 2014, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported.

This was three months before the activists were abducted by suspected state security agents.


According to News24, the pro-democracy activist’s relatives said they would continue to search for him for as long as it would take them to find him.

His brother, Patson Dzamara, said he was not ready to give up.

Patson has maintained that his brother was kidnapped by the country’s military intelligence officials, under the instruction of the ruling Zanu-PF party, and that this is why it was taking so long to find him.


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    Mukanya 4 years ago

    Has she reformed! recall she once brushed aside a Zimbabwean who wanted to establish a business entity here when she held the strings of power!! (ECONET’s Strive Masiyiwa).

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      Far from reformed! Just mere populism which lacks any iota of sincerity. If she meant it, why would she single out Itai Dzamara only? Is she trying to tell us that she is oblivious of the fact that hundreds of people were kidnapped and/or killed during Mugabe regime; Itai included of course? Why not even tracking the killers of own husband anyway. I really wish Dzamara & many others could be found & their kidnappers and/or killers be brought to book too. But surely Joice would never give us that. She is an unreformed idiot; and should simply spare us her nonsensical populist guffs. nxaaaaa!!111

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    Ndonga 4 years ago

    This is a very sad situation.

    Joice Mujuru was an essential and vital part of the Mugabe regime during its many moments of madness, and there was not a sound out of her mouth…except loud applause.

    Now she wants us to believe that she has reformed with this her claimed support of Itai.

    What about the many other Mugabe critics, like Itai, that went missing forever, during the many years that she was supporting Mugabe’s wicked and ruinous rule.

    And in all of these times, she, like a sheep, was silent…