The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) said that cases of abductions and intimidation allegedly committed by State security agents increased bt 74,4 per cent from the months of May to June.
ZPP noted that the abductions are reminiscent of the days of former President Robert Mugabe who was forced to resign in November 2017. The report reads:
Cases recorded during the month show that President Mnangagwa’s government is getting increasingly intolerant of dissent. This could explain the 30% increase in violations from the Month of May to June from 157 to 204.
Indications in the month of June are that there is a marked increase in abductions and intimidation allegedly perpetrated by state security agents; a surge of 74, 4% cases from the month of May to June.
Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) activists, labour union representatives from Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) and anyone suspected of planning protests against the worsening economic conditions that the country is facing have all been targeted.
Abductions and intimidation violations are on the increase. It is sad to note that the Mnangagwa administration has resorted to the same tricks of ruling through harvesting of fear the same way former President Robert Mugabe’s government did to ensure consent and stamp dissent from its citizens.