ZIMBABWE’s leading labour federation has squarely placed the foiled abduction of its president blame on the deadly state security agents.
In a statement, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary general, Japhet Moyo said the labour fraternity has learnt about the latest developments with disgust.
“The ZCTU has received with disgust report a of unknown people who visited our president, Peter Mutasa’s residence during the night of 12 July 2020 and tried to force the family into their car possibly trying to abduct them. We believe that this is the work of State security agents,” he said.
Moyo said the abductors are punishing Mutasa for announcing that the ZCTU was mobilising workers to protest against the current economic malaise facing the country.
“The ZCTU condemns in the strongest terms attempts to instill fear amongst workers’ leadership and it will not work. We demand safety for our leadership and their families,” Moyo said.
This is not the first time ZCTU leadership’s lives have been under threat. Threatening letters and live bullets have been sent to them in the past.
Reports made to the police on the past allegations remain uninvestigated causing suspicion that the state is behind all these intimidators and threats to harm its citizens.
“We call upon the state to assure the citizens that they are safe to exercise their rights as provided in the constitution and call upon it to investigate all the reported incidents,” added Moyo.