National Patriotic Front (NPF) spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire claims retired army colonel and former Zanu-PF parliamentary candidate Elliot Piki was abducted by unknown assailants on Sunday.
Speaking on Twitter, Mawarire said Piki was set to testify before the Kgalema Motlanthe chaired Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 post-election disturbances. Said Mawarire:
A retired Col, Elliot Piki was allegedly abducted today (Sunday) around 1630 hours by yet unknown people. He was penciled to testify before the Motlanthe Commission tomorrow. Piki contested Tongai Mnangagwa in the Zanu PF primaries leading to the 30 July elections but, was later expelled from Zanu PF.
According to Mawarire, Piki’s wife has since made a police report on the alleged abduction under police initial crime report, RRB 3784040. However, Commission spokesperson John Masuku on Sunday dismissed reports that Piki was among those who were expected to testify before the Commission on Monday.