The shocking abduction and torture of Tafadzwa Ngadziore, a member of parliament from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), has garnered condemnation from the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) embassies in Zimbabwe.
Disturbing footage captured on a mobile phone shows armed men charging at the young lawmaker, prompting calls for a thorough investigation into the incident.
Ngadziore was forcibly taken from his residence in Harare just moments before he was set to attend a parliamentary session on Tuesday. Colleagues later brought him to the hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained during the assault and torture he endured.
The video, which was bravely recorded by Ngadziore himself and lasts for only seven seconds, has sparked widespread public condemnation and refocused attention on the government’s human rights track record, under the ruling Zanu PF party.
EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Jobst von Kirchmann, expressed deep concern over the incident and called for an immediate investigation, emphasizing that such acts are in direct contradiction to the principles of freedom, security, and dignity that every individual deserves. Similarly, the US Embassy to Zimbabwe urged the government to respect the constitutional rights of its citizens.
In an official statement, the US Embassy expressed deep disturbance over the continued reports of violence, assault, and abductions targeting opposition members in Zimbabwe. They emphasized the importance of upholding constitutional rights and the fundamental freedoms that underpin them.
The abduction and torture of Tafadzwa Ngadziore have sparked outrage and condemnation from international entities, highlighting the need for a thorough investigation into the matter. As the situation unfolds, many are closely watching to see if justice will be served and if this incident will lead to meaningful changes in Zimbabwe’s human rights landscape.