On Monday evening, the Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights (ZLHR) said they have filed an application seeking an order compelling Zimbabwean authorities to investigate and account for Retired Lieutenant Colonel Elliot Piki’s whereabouts.
According to National Patriotic Front (NPF) spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire, 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. ZLHR said it filed the application on behalf of Piki’s wife Sibongile Sarukato. Said ZLHR:
ZLHR has on behalf of Sibongile Sarukato, wife of missing Retired Lieutenant Colonel Elliot Piki filed urgent habeas corpus application seeking an order compelling Zimbabwean authorities to investigate and account for the whereabouts of her husband, who was abducted Sunday.
According to Mawarire, Piki’s wife 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.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is a not for profit human rights organization whose core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe as well as encourage the growth and strengthening of human rights at all levels of Zimbabwean society through... Read More About Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
Jealousy Mbizvo Mawarire is a Zimbabwean politician and former spokesperson for National People's Party political party. He is also a journalist and the executive director and founding trustee for the Centre for Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa (CEDSA). Mawarire is well known for filing... Read More About Jealousy Mawarire
The National Patriotic Front is a Zimbabwean political party spearheaded by former ZANU-PF members Professor Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere who are on a self-imposed exile. The party’s consultation document denounced the military takeover of November 2017 that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation.... Read More About National Patriotic Front