Wednesday, July 9, 2008

MP abducted at gunpoint outside High Court

MUTARE - The whereabouts of Naison Nemadziva, the recently elected Member of Parliament for Buhera South who was abducted at gunpoint gangster-style outside the Mutare High Court on Monday, remain unknown.

Nemadziwa, who represents the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) attended the High Court as defendant. Joseph Chinotimba, the losing Zanu-PF candidate in the constituency in Manicaland Province is petitioning Nemadziva over the result of the March 29 election.

As the MP emerged from the court at around midday, five armed men in army fatigues bundled him into a waiting Toyota Twin-cab truck and drove off at high speed. The vehicle had no registration plates.

One of the abductors was identified allegedly as Colonel Morgan Mzilikazi of the Zimbabwe National Army.

Lawyers representing the MDC filed a report with the police in Mutare. They were told that Nemadziwa had been taken to Muzokomba police station in Buhera. However, the police officers there said they had no idea of the legislator’s whereabouts.

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