MDC MP Pushes For Probe Into Threats Against ZCTU Officials And First Lady

MDC MP Innocent Gonese on Wednesday called on the government to investigate threats against leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Tuesday by unknown people. The officials received bullets placed in letters and warned against planning a stay away.

Gonese also demanded that the government should also bring to book the culprits who assaulted a union leader, Obert Masaraure as well as update the nation over the progress that has been made to-date regarding the disappearance of Itai Dzamara.

Speaking during parliament’s question and answer session on Wednesday, Gonese said:

What is the government doing in ensuring that the fundamental human rights and freedoms enshrined in Chapter 4, Section 52 (of the Constitution) relating to the right to personal security on the threats which were sent to the ZCTU president Peter Mutasa?

What steps is the government or executive taking to make sure that what happened to Itai Dzamara who disappeared has not been found, we have ARTUZ president Obert Masaraure who was abducted, beaten up, assaulted and no one up to now has been arrested.

Recently we have had the situation where the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has also indicated that she has received some threats. What steps is the government taking to ensure that people’s rights are protected?

In response, Home Affairs Minister, Cain Mathema said that the government will try its best to get to the bottom of the cases.


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