Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson Dzamara has said that they will not declare the journalist and activist dead despite claims by Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni that police have no no leads regarding the abductee’s whereabouts.
For as long as Mr Mugabe and his government stonewall on this issue, despite our overtures to engage them, we continue to work with the assumption and hope that Itai is alive up to and until we have definite proof that he is not. We will not endorse this government’s attempts to unilaterally declare the issue closed and sweep it under the carpet. Mr Mugabe and his government must stop their sordid gibberish. They must live up to their constitutional responsibilities and bring Itai back to us. My family wishes to categorically distance itself from utterances made by minister Mguni,