Veteran Zimbabwe rights activist missing

2012-02-28 16:12

Harare - An alliance of Zimbabwean human rights groups says they fear a veteran rights activist has been abducted after being last seen weeks ago.

The Solidarity Peace Trust said on Tuesday that Paul Chizuze was last seen in his home city of Bulawayo on February 8 and has been officially listed as missing.

The activist, aged in his 50s, helped victims of political violence and searched for other missing activists for more than two decades, the group says in a statement.

It says he never gave up campaigning for justice and they fear "he may have been murdered, hijacked or abducted by parties unknown".

International rights groups accuse President Robert Mugabe's loyalists of harassing and abducting activists, some having disappeared without trace.

  • david.lebethe - 2012-02-28 17:24

    This is gutter journalism we are always fed with by so-called independent newspapers. Imagine, what embarassment it will cause when it emerge that the man had crossed the border or visited his relatives somewhere within the country? I bet you, the media will run a different story instead of apologising to Presdient Mugabe and people of Zimbabwe. You wonder why couldn't the media run the story after satisfying itself that the man is indeed missing and instead of involving itself in mudslinging match without valid facts?

      Spyker - 2012-02-28 21:45

      david.lebethe - you claim to be a man of God, while you openly support the black version of Hitler..? You yourself are a BLACK NAZI. I cannot wait for the day you will have to face your God.

      Toze.Pina - 2012-02-28 23:16

      I bet you're living the good life and enjoying freedom in South Africa. Most probably work at the Zimbabwean embassy or consulate in Joburg or Pretoria... I advise you to go back to Mugabe's paradise and help your fellow citizens to conquer back the freedom and dignity taken away by Bob and his cronnies, you moron!!!

      paharms - 2012-02-29 06:26

      What will you say when they find his mutilated butchered body? That he asked for it? The fact is that he is missing and that he has been an activist against this tyrannical whackhead - those are the facts and they were reported as such. The only fiction on this page, apart from the adverts, is thedrivel that you have written! Have a lovely day!

      Kevin - 2012-02-29 07:32

      David, if you know he is safe, then please let his family and associates know. If you don't know he's safe, then perhaps you should be more considerate. Given the country's past history on dissidents, I think there's a stronger case for him being missing and not on holiday.

  • heinrich.crouse - 2012-03-01 03:35

    Don't they normally die in car accidents?

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