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THE High Court has ordered police to allow the family of missing journalist-cum-human rights activist Itai Dzamara to go ahead with their planned commemorations scheduled for today at Africa Unity Square.
High Court judge Justice Clement Phiri made the ruling yesterday after Dzamara’s younger brother, Patson, filed an urgent chamber application seeking to interdict police from stopping the event.
The commemorations mark a year after Dzamara went missing following his alleged abduction by suspected State security agents on March 9, 2015.
Police had blocked the event, claiming it was a security threat.
Dzamaras’ family lawyer Kennedy Masiye of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights confirmed the court order, adding everything was now in order for the commemorations which would also include a march through the streets of Harare.
Patson dismissed as mischievous and inhuman claims from certain quarters that his missing elder brother had feigned his abduction as a publicity stunt to gain international sympathy and enrich himself.
Several local and international human rights organisations have accused government of doing little to search for him. Obey Manaiti-Newsday