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"That's How Itai Dzamara Disappeared" - Responses To Gomba Disappearance

Zimbabweans have expressed concern over the alleged abduction of former Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba on Saturday.

Gomba who is Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) council candidate for Glen Norah is still uncounted for.

Renowned author, Tsitsi Dangarembga, asked Amnesty International Zimbabwe, a human rights organisation if they heard that “Mayor Gomba is missing?” Dangarembga also asked the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP):

Mayor Gomba is still missing. @PoliceZimbabwe, what have you done to find him?

One Brian Chandi said the missing journalist, Itai Damara who was allegedly kidnapped in 2015, disappeared in a similar fashion. Said Chandi:

I’m worried that we aren’t doing enough to find him, this is how Itai Dzamara disappeared and up to now we still have no idea what happened to him. @nelsonchamisa please let’s do more to Find Mayor Gomba and protect our people.

On Sunday, the opposition Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa, said Gomba was still missing. Said the party:

Mayor Herbert Gomba is still unaccounted for. Law & Order says that he is NOT at Harare Central. He is NOT at Milton Park, Hillside, Rhodesville, Highfields, Mbare & Southerton Police Stations but he’s not there. RETWEET UNTIL HE IS FOUND! #HerbertGomba


1). It is alleged that a group of men went to his home looking for him and two of the man told his security team that they were from the Criminal Investigations Department. 

2). The unknown men who were driving 3 unregistered white Isuzu vehicles reportedly stormed Gomba’s home in Glen Norah C at around 14:30hrs and took him.

3). The CCC suspects the assailants are state security agents.

4). The government has in the past dismissed the alleged abductions as staged to soil its image or there was a “third force” also working to tarnish the government’s image.

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