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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3.  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.
  4. Paul Chizuze, went missing in 2012 in Bulawayo when he was 54.


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Harrison Nkomo is a Zimbabwean lawyer. He gained public attention when he represented Evan Mawarire in July 2016. Nkomo also represented war veteran Douglas Mahiya who was charged with insulting or undermining the authority of the president. in February 2017, Nkomo resumed his role as... Read More About Harrison Nkomo

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police

David Coltart is a Zimbabwean lawyer and politician. He is the current Treasurer General for the Movement for Democratic Change. Coltart is the former Zimbabwean Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, a position he held in Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity between from 2009... Read More About David Coltart

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Political activists that have been abducted by state security agents