Zimbabwe

2 Zim activists allegedly abducted by secret police

2016-07-08 15:14
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Harare - Zimbabweans have expressed outrage over an alleged abduction of two activists by suspected state security agents in the capital Harare.

According to the social movement, dubbed #ThisFlag, the activists - Lawrence Tembedza & Austin Nyakupinda - had not yet been seen since their alleged abduction on Thursday.

.@FoxNews Breaking story #TajamukaTwo Activists abducted CIO #Zimbabwe following #ShutDownZimbabwe2016 #ThisFlag https://t.co/nPMMHYZqqD

— Sharon Hoole (@SharonHoole) July 8, 2016

Angry Zimbabweans have since taken to social media to demand their immediate release.

See the tweets below

The abduction came just a day after the southern African country came to a standstill on Wednesday as thousands of Zimbabweans across the country downed tools. 

The stay away calls were reportedly made by #ThisFlag, which demanded that the government acted on the country's ongoing economic collapse.

Zimbabwe has in the last months been hit by shortages of cash, import controls and the failure of the government to pay salaries on time.

Read more on:    #thisflag  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa  |  zimbabwe protests

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