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cropped our girlsZANU PF abducts MDC Women during COVID-19, ZHRO planning a series of Protests like no other. 
 
Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation (ZHRO) has received very reliable and credible reports within the ZHRO social media chat rooms, that 3, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Women have been illegally arrested by ZANU PF proxies, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)
 

The British Embassy in Harare has expressed concern over the enforced disappearance of three MDC Alliance activists who were arrested on Wednesday during a flash demo in Warren Park, a suburb in Harare.

In a post on Twitter [14th May 2020], the UK Embassy urged Zimbabwean authorities to locate the missing activists and for the security services to act in line with the national Constitution. It said:

"Concerned to hear lawyers still not told of whereabouts of 3 female MDC officials reportedly arrested in Harare.

[We] Urge authorities to use their resources to locate urgently in line with security services’ obligation to act at all times in line with Zimbabwe’s law and constitution."

 
The blood thirsty Zimbabwe Junta Government, led by the human blood drinking leader of the New Deception and leader of the European Blacklisted as a Terrorist or money Laundering organisation, Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF), Emerson Mnangagwa (AKA by ZHRO Mai Putsai) has stuck again, with his brutal hands.
 
The 3 (three) Female MDC members, include one young female MDC Member of the Zimbabwean Parliament called Honourable Joanna Mamombe.  Joana Mamombe is missing, assumed abducted along with Sicilia Chinembiri and Netsai Chitore
 
Some of the allegations made are that after their arrest, they were taken away in an unmarked car.  The fears that most online commentators have made include, fears that the treatment Jestina Mukoko and Gonyeti aka Samantha Kureya received when they were abducted is likely going to be metered out to the three abducted women, if not worse.  
 
The Zimbabwe Junta has got form in the abduction, torture and execution department.  Over the 40 years of ZANU PF's failed rule of Zimbabwe, since independence, a multitude of Women have suffered at the hands of this Regime and its State and non State proxies.  Bones of human remains have been found all over Zimbabwe by various organisations investigating abductions, summary executions and torture. Zimbabwe has not signed and ratified the treaty against abductions, 
 
A point to note is that, the women were initially arrested for protesting because of a lack of food, social security support and rampant kleptocratic corruption running through the entire ZANU PF led Government, which has been accused of squandering COVID-19 donations, playing politics with food distribution that is not from the Government and not caring for the rights of Women who are currently baring the brunt of domestic abuse in Zimbabwe, without reprieve from even the police who meant to protect and serve.
 

Earlier on Thursday, Rosely Hanzi of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said they were yet to locate the three MDC Alliance youths. Hanzi said:

ZLHR Lawyers searched at Hre Central, Milton Park, Warren Park, Rhodesville, Mbare, Matapi, Stoddart and Braeside Police Stations, failing to locate Joana Mamombe, Cecilia and Netsai. Legally speaking, this is enforced disappearance and a violation of Section 86(3) of Constitution.

Very sad that state has a penchant of misdirecting a lot of energy, resources, time violating rights rather than comply with Constitution and investing more energy, time and resources fighting COVID-19.
 
With ZHRO not being able to protest outside the Zimbabwe Embassy at the moment, the ZHRO membership and the ZHRO leadership, are sending a clear message to the junta regime, that ZHRO is watching and is planning to a series of protests like no other if the junta does not respect the rights of Zimbabweans.  
 
From a fundamental Human Rights Perspective,  and from a Moral perspective the safe return of the ladies is an absolute imperative.  Thus far, on Twitter @euinzim, @CanEmbZimbabwe, @ZLHRLawyers and @USEmbassyHarare on Facebook, MDC North America and MDC UK and Ireland, just to name a few, have been urging the Zimbabwean Junta to reveal locate the three women.
 
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