Beaten abducted MDC MPs taken to the hospital. Three opposition MDC officials, Joannah Mamombe, Netsai Marova, and Cecilia Chimbiri have been admitted to Park Town hospital after they were found tortured and dumped on Thursday night. They had disappeared on Wednesday during a flash protest in Warren Park with reports suggesting that they were arrested by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).
Fellow party member, Gladys Hlatshwayo said that they narrated to her how they were exposed to unspeakable things amid reports that they were sexually assaulted. Hlatshwayo reported: Fellow Zimbabweans, our colleagues are so traumatised. I visited them this morning. They told me horrific stories of their ordeal. I still can’t get how a human being can do that to another human being. We are a broken nation! We attached below of the before reaching the hospital and when they were admitted.
Below is the MDCs statement on the abduction of their members. Three MDC young cadres found badly bruised and traumatised. Youth Assembly Leaders C. Chimbiri, Hon. Joanna Mamombe & Netsai Marova were found badly beaten and dumped along Bindura Road.
We have since rescued them with the help of our lawyers. The Police also attended the scene. We are currently in the process of checking into a medical centre for treatment. Maureen KademaungaSecretary for Social Welfare. Below is the full statement issued by the MDC Alliance over this issue.
The three missing MDC cadres Hon. Joannah Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova were found early this morning after being badly beaten up and dumped at Muchapondwa shops in Musana, Bindura South.
They are in very bad shape and they have told horrendous tales of torture and abuse. Hon. Mamombe and Netsai Marova are having difficulty in walking while Cecilia Chimbiri is complaining of severe head pains. They are currently being assisted to check into a medical facility in the presence of lawyers and the police.
After receiving a distress phone call from the dumped cadres who had been accommodated by a sympathetic villager in Muchapondwa, a group of MDC officials that included Secretary for Welfare Maureen Kademaunga and deputy Organing secretary Hon. Happymore Chidziva immediately alerted lawyers and the police and drove to the area in Bindura South where they found the three cadres in very bad shape. They are heavily traumatised. They were found dumped near Muchapondwa shops, popularly known as “paSupa”.
According to the party’s rescue team that drove to Bindura with lawyers and the police, the three ladies said they were first taken to Harare Central Police station after being “arrested.” They were later taken from the police station and were driven away in a black Wish vehicle. The men who drove them away covered the ladies’ faces with what looked like sacks. They remember being taken to a forest and being put in a pit where they were brutally assaulted.
They are telling horrendous stories of abuse and humiliation that include being forced to eat human excreta. They are currently checking into a medical facility, under the close watch of MDC officials, a team of lawyers and some nine police officers from the Law and Order section.
The ladies are still heavily traumatised and their clothes are torn.
Deputy National Spokesperson
Source – Pindula News