Source: Dzamara pictures: Police summon brother- NewZimbabwe 31/05/2016
POLICE have summoned the brother of abducted political activist Itai Dzamara after his family, this week, released images of the still missing former journalist apparently in captivity and claimed he was taken by military intelligence.
Dzamara’s brother, Patson, was summoned to Harare Central Police Station by the Officer Commanding CID Law and Order Division Assistant Commissioner, Crispen Makedenge, NewZimbabwe.com was told Tuesday evening.
It is understood that the meeting with Makedenge was deferred to Wednesday after Patson indicated that his lawyer was not available and he could only meet the police in his presence.
Makedenge is said to be keen to learn where and how Patson secured the images he claimed were of Itai in captivity as well as allegations that he was abducted military intelligence.
This comes after Patson called a press conference on Monday where he released the images to the media, telling journalists that the family had secured evidence proving that Itai was abducted at the instruction of President Robert Mugabe and his closest allies.
The younger Dzamara said individuals from within the ruling Zanu PF establishment volunteered to the family information regarding Itai’s abduction as well as “why and where he was being kept”.
He however, declined to reveal the names of those responsible for the abduction but promised “to name and shame (them) within the next coming week”.
Itai was abducted close to his Harare home almost 15 months ago and has not been seen or heard from since.
Prior to his abduction, the former journalist had staged protests in the capital accusing Mugabe – in power since independence in 1980 – of bringing Zimbabwe to ruin and demanding the veteran leader’s resignation.