Some Zimbabweans who expressed their views over the abduction of Zimbabwe Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Dr Peter Magombeyi have urged Econet Zimbabwe to reveal the owner of the number used to send threatening messages before his disappearance.
A text message sent to Dr Magombeyi by a number (0786 645 911) saved with the name “C10” read:
Usazoti I did not warn u. Ramba uchiita nharo. Uchatorwa nechamupupuri. We are getting close now.
Some of the citizens have demanded that Econet reveals the owner of the number while others have drawn from the American experience and contended that citizens should have licensed firearms to defend themselves. Below are some of the comments from Twitter:
Real Shumba: Econet is the third force why cant they reveal the owner of that number. Strive has joined the Bloody Company…It’s sad.
Local Man is Hungry: @econetzimbabwe shared our information with @ZECzim and @ZANUPF_Official that year of fake election. Am sure this time they will plead non-disclosure to protect their associates who are sending others threats.
Ntando Ncube: It is possible that they can use a number that is not registered in their name, maybe a call register to establish frequently contacted numbers.
StuDoc Dziva: When u mentioned @PoliceZimbabwe ndabva ndaita weak… ZRP law n order section is the one spearheading the abduction of MDC activists in Chiredzi.. remember Itai Dzamara’s abduction was a fake one n up 2 this very day no investigation took place… nothing good comes from ZANU POLICE
SaveZimbabwe: Its all about triangulation whereby the mobile subscriber uses the 3 closest towers to identify the exact spot where the call or SMS was made. No need to coerce them, we just need a court order & Econet will comply.
Isheunesu Chidhakwa: The number was unfortunately not registered on eco cash, another simple and public method of identifying the user. @econetzimbabwe database will only be able to help in such a scenario.
Qlemy Makanya: Cant we check whose name that number is linked to buy just acting like we want to send money using eco cash?
Inno: This is the reason why Americans are refusing with their automatic rifles,in case the gvnmt become tyrannical and rogue, citizens can defend themselves.
Ndetsheledzo B. Muzarani: I’m beginning to understand why Americans are not willing to repeal and replace the second amendment of their constitution.