SOUTH AFRICA – The Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town was rocked by the “Bring Back Itai Dzamara” demonstrations as the MDC members in South Africa mounted pressure on Zimbabwean authorities to release the abducted activist.
Dzamara was abducted on March 9 at his Glenview home by what many suspect to be state security agents. Since then his whereabouts and safety issues are not known.
MDC-T youths also demonstrated recently in Harare. The UK branch of the MDC-T also played its role by picketing at the embassy demanding the release of Dzamara.
Provincial Youth deputy chairperson Innocent Nsingo bemoaned the death of security of the citizens of Zimbabwe in their own country.
“Instead of protecting the citizens Robert Mugabe’s government has resorted to inflicting fear and pain to the people of Zimbabwe,” Nsingo said.
“We handed our petition over to an official from the consulate only identified as Masunungure T. The MDC members and Zimbabweans in Cape Town led by the youth assembly walked to the consulate. They were singing songs in solidarity with the abducted victim Itai Dzamara,” he said.
Nsingo also said demonstrators took turns to address the crowd.
“We will continue and intensify our demonstrations until the government of Zimbabwe produces Itai Dzamara and grant him all his constitutional rights.”
Pictures of protests in Cape Town