into an abduction and torture saga involving a 22- year-old university student
ahead of the July 31 protests.
brutally tortured by suspected state security agents on the eve of the protests
against corruption that were suppressed by the army.
who is also a nephew of Zimlive editor Mduduzi Mathuthu, was abducted by state
has given hints on who the abductors could be.
Car Rental and its owner Thompson Dondo said they were ready to reveal the
identity of the people who hired the car.
of our rental vehicle (registration No AES 2433) in the alleged abduction of
Tawanda Muchehiwa in Bulawayo, Impala Car Rental would like to advise all our
valued stakeholders that we are really concerned with this matter,” Dondo said
in a statement as anger grew over the case..
and how vehicles hired out will be used because clients are not obliged to
disclose their vehicle hiring purposes.
for criminal activities without our knowledge and it is not our intention to
cover up such information.”
cooperate with any investigations by the law enforcement agents into this
matter so that Tawanda Muchehiwa gets justice.”
public the names of the people who hired the car.
yesterday said he could not comment over the latest revelations as he was out
abducted and tortured on the eve of the July protests was on Friday forced to
seek refuge at a South African police station because suspected Zimbabwean
security agents were tailing her.
Noxolo Maphosa, a nephew of exiled Josphat Mzaca Ngulube,
was forced to flee to the neighbouring country following her ordeal this month.
after the activist was also forced to flee the country after police indicated
they wanted to arrest him in connection with the protests.
African Perspective programme about their ordeals.
Africa until yesterday [Friday] evening,” Ngulube said.
had to go to a place where they were hiding to give them food. When I
approached the entrance of the place, there were two men who looked
suspicious,” Ngulube said.
apartment. As I was talking to them, two cars parked nearby with around 11
gentlemen, who were talking like Nigerians.
driving a Volkswagen. “We realised that an Isuzu and Fortuner vehicle were
flashing lights on us.
around the place we were being followed.”
interviewed them to raise alarm.
The government denies allegations that security agencies
are behind a spate of abductions and torture of its critics. Standard
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