Political activists that have been abducted by state security agents
Today is the international day of the victims of enforced disappearances. The day is celebrated on August 30 every year. Below is a list that does not include Jestina Mukoko and Itai Dzamara whose abductions have been covered immensely by the media. These people were abducted by suspected state security agents:
- Zachariah Nkomo, the brother of Harrison Nkomo, a leading human rights lawyer who was working for Jestina Mukoko’s release, abducted at around midnight on December 5 2008 by four unidentified men in civilian clothes from his home in Rujeko, Masvingo. The men responsible for the abduction were traveling in two green-and-silver Toyota Virgo twin cabs.
- Ghandi Mudzingwa, former personal assistant to the MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, abducted December 8, 2008 in Msasa, Harare after his car was forced off the road. He was taken into a waiting vehicle (a Mazda 626) by nine armed men who were driving in a convoy of six vehicles.
- Patrick Nabanyana, former campaign manager for former Education Minister David Coltart. He disappeared without trace and has not been seen or heard from since 2000.
- Paul Chizuze, went missing in 2012 in Bulawayo when he was 54.