Citizens Coalition for Change Members of Parliament (MP) took the government to task over slow progress in investigating alleged @bductions and murders of opposition figures which have been escalating.
Cases of alleged abductions have been on the rise with opposition members accusing the government of thwarting dissenting voices.
Recently, a CCC activist Tapfumaneyi Masaya was allegedly abducted and found dead.
“We have a policy that informs what the laws must be and we have a Constitution that clearly indicates that we must protect the right to life. We have a Constitution that prohibits enforced disappearances. So, the policy of government is already there.
“What is needed is, if there is anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of these individuals that they are alleging ‘@bducted’ or did whatever they did, they must provide the investigating officers with that information so that they can investigate fully and ensure that they are prosecuted. The policy position of the government is that we are a peaceful nation. We do not want anyone to be harassed,” said Ziyambi.
Last month former MP James Chidhakwa was allegedly abducted and was later found with bruises and wounds.
Legislator Takudzwa Ngadziore was also abducted by unknown gun-wielding men and later dumped in Mazowe.
Kuwadzana West MP, Johnson Matambo quizzed Minister of Home Affairs, Kazembe Kazembe, on the legality, use and safety of protection of firearms.
“In Mabvuku, we have a case of someone who was kidnapped and eventually k!lled. So, the question is, there are some who might use weapons for political expediency. Are there any mechanisms put in place so that this does not continue?” said Matambo.