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.