Chamisa’s CCC raises alarm over violent attacks and abductions
The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, has expressed deep concern over a series of violent attacks and abductions targeted at its members since the disputed elections on August 23.
The most recent victim is Takudzwa Ngadziore, a CCC legislator and national taskforce coordinator.
Ngadziore was reportedly abducted early today in the capital city and subjected to torture before being dumped in Christon Bank, Mazowe. Prior to his abduction, Ngadziore shared a distressing seven-second Facebook live video, where he captured two armed men, believed to be State security agents, following him.
In the video, Ngadziore can be heard shouting, “Ndirikuteerwa” (I am being followed), while gasping for breath. The CCC’s deputy spokesperson, Gift ‘Ostallos’ Siziba, squarely blamed the government for the abduction, highlighting it as further evidence of election rigging and the illegal recalls of their Members of Parliament and Senators.
The party took to social media, posting on X (formerly Twitter), stating, “The regime’s abduction of our taskforce coordinator, Takudzwa Ngadziore, in Harare this morning further confirms election rigging and illegal recalls of our MPs and Senators.”
This incident follows the recent abduction, torture, and injection of an unknown substance experienced by James Chidhakwa, a former CCC Member of Parliament for Mavuku/Tafara. Chidhakwa was later found dumped in Acturus.
The CCC’s concerns over the safety and well-being of its members highlight the challenges faced by opposition parties in Zimbabwe. The incidents of violence and abductions raise questions about the political climate and the protection of individuals exercising their democratic rights.