Harare-The Political Actors Dialogue(POLAD) members have urged the government to thoroughly investigate issues around the recently alleged abduction of the MDC-A female activists and make the findings public, an official has said.
Professor Lovemore Madhuku, chairman of the legislative and governance committee in Polad, said he met President Emerson Mnangagwa at his Mhunhumutapa offices where he was assured that the government will keep on digging deep into the very core of the recently alleged abduction and announce the results to the public, The Herald reveals.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Prof Madhuku said:”We came this morning to see the President with regards to a very crucial issue relating to the recent abductions.
“As Polad, we feel very strongly that the abductions must be investigated. We want to get to the bottom of the matter and so we were advising the President that it is important that these things are properly investigated through an independent process so that the whole world knows the truth.”
Prof Madhuku was accompanied to the meeting by Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga and Ms Lucia Matibenga.
He added: “It’s important that we don’t continue to say abductions or no abductions. There must be clarity now. If the State is responsible let it come out. If the individuals are responsible let it come out.
“Those were our concerns and he has indicated that there are already investigations taking place and very soon they will be able to tell the world and the nation what is happening,” he said.
The three women in question are Harare West MP Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri. They said they were abducted on May 13 after staging an illegal demonstration against the government in Warren Park.