BREAKING NEWS: Abducted RTUZ Leader Tortured and Forced To Rape

BREAKING NEWS: Abducted RTUZ Leader Tortured and Forced To Rape

gift2-282x300Below is a statement Zimbabwenewsday has just received from the Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, the government crackdown against innocent civilians continues, this is yet the most diabolic and worst experience any journalist can cover.

RTUZ Today, 27 August 2016, Gift Ostallos Siziba RTUZ public relations officer, #Tajamuka Spokesperson Promise Mkhwananzi and 70 other citizens appeared before a Harare magistrate facing fabricated charges of public violence.

s Siziba was abducted, tortured and robbed by ZANU PF thugs while walking along Reilgh street in Harare.

He was tortured for hours at ZANU PF headquarters by youths led by one Kudzai Chipanga who is a ZANU PF youth leader.

During the henious and callous torture, comrade Ostallos sustained broken arms, fractured neck and a crushed groan as well as several cuts and lacerations all over the body.

He was also forced to copulate with two elderly women who had been abducted and on refusal he was assaulted heavily.

The blood thirst Mugabe thugs, acting on instructions from ZANU PF administration secretary Ignatius Chombo, stole Gift Siziba’s phone and robbed him of $30.00 cash.

The abduction and torture comes 17 months after the abduction of human rights activist Itai Dzamara. It also comes amid calls by Mugabe to assault and abduct human rights activists and anyone who dare questions his 36 years of misrule.

The manner in which comrade Ostallos was abducted is synonymous with the tactics deployed in the abduction of Itai Dzamara. It further vindicates our long claims that the party-state is culpable for the abduction and torture of human rights activists.

It also comes on the back drop of over 415 activists having been arrested in the last 3 months since protests against Mugabe’s misrule intensified.

The car which was used by the abductors is registered as ABA 9705 and belongs to one Alfred Murumbi.

RTUZ is concerned by the levels of state support, collaboration and outright protection which is being accorded thugs and hooligans.

In fact the state appears overwhelmed by pressure from citizens to the extent that Mugabe has resorted to the use of thugs. As it stands, ZANU PF headquarters has become a torture base for anyone who dares speak out. This is unacceptable.

In fact Mugabe wants to push the nation into civil war as he is punishing innocent citizens for demanding an end to poverty and economic disenfrichisement.

In fact Mugabe wants to push the nation into civil war as he is punishing innocent citizens for demanding an end to poverty and economic disenfrichisement.

RTUZ appeals to Zimbabweans to come in their numbers and support Gift Siziba, Promise Mkhwananzi and others who are being persecuted by the regime for demanding their rights from Mugabe’s moribund dictatorship.

RTUZ will petition the UN, AU and SADC on the political situation in the country.

Meanwhile RTUZ is mobilising for 31 August 2016 shutdown.

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