By Centre News Reporter.
A Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC), supporter, Fidelis Murazvu, who was allegedly abducted by suspected members of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organization (CIO), operatives in Chivi yesterday, has been found after he was released after several hours after his alleged abduction.
Murazvu, 30, was found after an alarm was raised by CCC party on various media platforms including social sites.
CCC party leaders claim that their member was abducted for allegedly wearing a Yellow T-shirt consistently at the sprawling growth point, much to the annoyance of the ruling party and the feared spy agency.
A senior CCC leader, in Chivi North, Dick Mapipi, alerted the world through his microblogging Twitter account shortly after Murazvu was bundled into a moving Nissan Wolf twin cab, in a typical Hollywood action movie style.
“Fidelis Murazvu a 30 year old male a well-known CCC supporter at Chivi Growth Point who was wearing a CCC T-shirt has been abducted by CIO operatives who reside in the area with their white Nissan Wolf twin cab. They were 5 members, among them Mangezi and Kunze 1645 today 30-03-2022 pliz help SIC,” Mapipi wrote.
However, CCC Masvingo youth Assembly, announced that: “Murazvu Fidelis who was forcibly taken by the #CIO in Chivi yesterday wearing @CCCZIMBABWE regalia was released after an alarm was raised. The gang was led by one Mangezi & Kunze. Such actions in the run to 2023 plebiscite undermines the credibility of polls @nelsonchamisa SIC.”
CCC Provincial member, Struggle Nyahunda confirmed that Murazvu was released after some few hours in detention and said he was in a healthy condition.
“We can confirm that he was released by his abductors after the alarm, they tried to cook up charges so that he could be arrested by the police but they failed and just released him. I think they panicked after the swift alerts and noise made of the social media, “he is however fine and in good condition, they dint torture him,” said Nyahunda.
Police in Masvingo, however, declined to comment over the matter.
A rise in alleged abduction cases have been heavily criticized by human rights groups and opposition leaders in the country who are predicting a tense political environment which will likely be marred with violence ahead of 2023 general elections.
The number of abduction cases in Masvingo continue to rise following the abduction of another CCC member, John Mupanduki at Nyika growth point in January.
Last year another party member, Nyasha Zhambe and Mawere died after he was abducted and severely tortured by alleged Zanu PF supporters in Gutu.
Centre News is still yet to get finer details from Murazvu and his family members to get what transpired during the time he was in captivity.