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Morgan Tsvangirai the MDC-T leader and other political parties, the church and thousands of Zimbabweans converged to pray for Itai Dzamara at Zimbabwe grounds who was abducted on 9 March 2015 by state security agents.
Speaking at the prayer meeting, Tsvangirai said Dzamara has brought Zimbabweans together regardless of their political diversity. “What I see here is national convergence in our diversity, we are all saying Mugabe and his government are responsible. By the same spirit it means we can work together to rescue our nation from this messy.”
“I never thought that I will share the same platform with Jabulani Sibanda, but here we are, together, speaking the same language of change. ”
Leaders of other political parties who spoke at the prayer meeting said the government was culpable before publicly signing a declaration demanding the safe return of Dzamara.
Among the leaders who joined President Tsvangirai in speaking against the abduction were former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda, Zapu Vice President, Ms Emilia Mukaratirwa, former Hurungwe West MP, Temba Mliswa, Transform Zimbabwe President, Jacob Ngarivhume and civic society leaders.
Mavambo Kusile Dawn (MKD) President, Dr Simba Makoni read the joint statement signed by leaders of six political parties which included Dr Makoni himself, President Tsvangirai MDC-T, Dydimus Mutasa of People First, Jacob Ngarivhume of Transform Zimbabwe, Dumiso Dabengwa of Zapu and Tendai Biti the Secretary General of MDC Renewal.
In the statement, the leaders said the State was liable for the disappearance of Dzamara and urged the government to comply with the High Court order to periodically update the nation on its efforts.
Tsvangirai’s wife later handed over groceries and cash donated by Zimbabweans to the Dzamara family.Source: Byo24News