Mnangagwa's Politburo, Youths League slam abductions

Mnangagwa's Politburo, Youths League slam abductions
Published: 19 September 2019 (123 Views)
The ZANU-PF Politburo yesterday criticised the alleged kidnapping of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting president Dr Peter Magombeyi over the weekend, and called for security agencies to intensify investigations into the matter.

Zanu-PF secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo told journalists after the Politburo meeting that it was sad that the barbaric act coincides with the visit to Zimbabwe of United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr Clement Nyaletsossi Voule.

Mr Voule arrived in the country on Monday. Critically, the alleged kidnapping also comes ahead of the United Nations General Assembly slated for New York next week, which President Mnangagwa is expected to attend.

This has raised suspicion among neutral observers that the alleged kidnap reports are well-timed to tarnish the country's image.

Said Khaya Moyo: "In cognisance of the ongoing alleged abduction reports the Politburo strongly condemns these imaginations, which are mainly coming to prominence to coincide with high level visitations to the country by prominent dignitaries and also at a time when international forums are being convened especially the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, next week.

"Zanu-PF implores strongly for law enforcement agents to relentlessly pursue the malcontents involved in these dastard deeds."

The Politburo's remarks come as the Zanu-PF youth wing suspects the MDC-Alliance and some Western embassies were behind the abduction of Dr Magombeyi, in a desperate bid to hurt the reputation of Government and the ruling party.

"As the Zanu-PF Youth League, we hope that Peter is safe and whoever has him, which we dare say is the MDC-A or one of the ever scheming embassies in particular the US Embassy, returns him to his family, friends, workmates and indeed the nation at large safe and sound with no injuries, and indeed to tell the real story of who took him.

"We know the MDC-A has trained militias, we also know they have torture houses which they lie are safe houses, and we also know that the MDC-A, that consorts with nations which imposed sanctions on us to blunt our recovery prospects, wants to inflict maximum damage by fair or foul means," said Togarepi.

He said Zanu PF youths were shocked that the US Embassy in Harare was wining and dining with the MDC-A, which he alleged to be a terrorist outfit.

"Look at the coincidence, history tells us that whenever we have an international engagement the attention seeking opposition always come up with antics," he said.

Togarepi said the merchants of evil and their evil machinations were destined to fail. "We find it utterly disgusting that there are some elements who want to use the disappearance of Peter for political mileage, no, we should never sacrifice our conscious as a nation on the altar of expediency.

"Why would the Zanu-PF Government seek to bring unnecessary negative publicity when the President is travelling to the United Nations in New York where he will be marketing brand Zimbabwe?" queried Togarepi.

- the herald

 

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

PHOTOS: Job Sikhala becomes an instant internet joke

by Social media | 03 October 2019 | 260 Views

America says it is worried about Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 312 Views

Madinda Ndlovu to be discharged tomorrow

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 192 Views

What are behavioral disorders and how can they be managed?

by Temba Munsaka | 03 October 2019 | 180 Views

Government speaks on Robert Mugabe's body parts

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 322 Views

Zacc recovers $100m property from looters

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 189 Views

WATCH: Mnangagwa apologises for destroying Zimbabwe satire

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 179 Views

Mphoko's application for release of passport dismissed

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 145 Views

Zanu-PF restructuring exercise begins

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 148 Views

Petrotrade declares $1.5 million dividend

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 93 Views

MSU, Zupco seal bus deal

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 168 Views

Mnangagwa to open ZMF conference

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 154 Views

High Court sets EcoCash hearing date

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 149 Views

Mphoko barred from leaving Zimbabwe

by ZimLive | 03 October 2019 | 150 Views

CIO agents monitor Jonathan Moyo in Kenya

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 375 Views

Acie Lumumba targets criminals around Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 360 Views

$100 limit for cash-out transactions

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 260 Views

ANC starts anti-sanctions campaign

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 144 Views

ZESN calls for political parties regulation

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 126 Views

We've no forced labour evidence on Zimbabwe diamonds, says US Embassy

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 140 Views

Ex-ZPC board chairman freed on bail

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 135 Views

Cyber Bill seeks to safeguard citizens

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 110 Views

Cassava launches Vaya tractor services

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 148 Views

MDC Alliance boycott slammed

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 101 Views

10-man Bulawayo Chiefs stun Harare City

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 111 Views

Zimbabwe has a reputational problem, says US

by newzimbabwe | 03 October 2019 | 124 Views

MDC Alliance walk of shame

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 03 October 2019 | 191 Views

MDC councillors want suspension of Cowdray Park projects

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 113 Views

RBZ floats $300m additional TBs

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 107 Views

Teenagers rob soldier

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 116 Views

Duo rape corpse, get death sentence

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 124 Views

Mnangagwa to fly out for the zenith times

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 106 Views

Chamisa's MPs approach court to reverse 5 months allowance garnish

by newzimbabwe | 03 October 2019 | 84 Views

Zimra official forges Customs papers

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 70 Views

Zifa courts two nations for Warriors' friendlies

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 57 Views