The MDC has released the following statement that states that it is investigating the abduction of Tawanda Muchehiwa after it emerged that its Bulawayo Provincial Women Assembly Chair Tendai Masotsha led the abductors to Tawanda,
The statement says they will investigate and make the findings of the investigation public:
STATEMENT ON ALLEGATIONS OF INVOLVEMENT OF MDC ALLIANCE OFFICIAL IN STATE-SPONSPORED ABDUCTION OF TAWANDA MUCHEHIWA
The MDC Alliance is currently investigating the vet.), serious allegations against Ms. Tendai Masotsha, the Bulawayo Women’s Assembly Chair, in the events surrounding the abduction and subsequent torture of Tawanda Muchehiwa by the State.
The outcome of the investigation will be conununicated publicly and expeditiously once the investigations and internal processes are complete in accordance with due process.
We apologize for the perceived delay in communicating on this matter but we have had to proceed cautiously in order to avoid inadvertently re-victimising our member, who herself was recently victimized in the run up to the planned protests of the 31 of July 2020.
On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we continue to express our revulsion at the repeated incidences of state-sponsored abductions, human rights violations and torture. The recently availed video footage of Tawanda’s abduction confirms beyond any doubt that these violations are carried out by the State, something that the State has been denying all along.
We stand with Tawanda Muchehiwa and all victims of state-sponsored violence.
Fadzayi Mahere National Spokesperson
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