VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged the country’s miracle performing prophets to help finding missing activist Itai Dzamara saying government was at its wits’ end over his whereabouts.
Dzamara has been missing since March when he was allegedly abducted from a barber shop in Harare and opposition parties, rights groups and western embassies in Harare have been demanding answers from the government.
The opposition MDC-T party blames the Zanu PF-led administration for the abduction of the activists who was leading a campaign demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe when he disappeared.
Mnangagwa said Saturday that government regretted what happened to the activist.
Addressing a Zanu PF provincial meeting in Gweru, he said State and security agencies, including the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), were trying to find out what happened to Dzamara.
“We all regret what happened to Itai Dzamara and as government we have no answers,” said Mnangagwa.
“Both the police and the CIO are all out to try and find out what happened. Every single citizen must be protected by the state.”
He appealed for help from the country’s “prophets” who claim to be able to perform miracles.
“We appeal to churches, including prophets, who can assist in finding Dzamara to do so as everyone is worried and concerned about him,” said Mnangagwa.
Dzamara, a former journalist turned political activist, disappeared on the 8th of March, 2015.
The High Court has since ordered the State to regularly report to Dzamara’s lawyers and family on progress made in the search and the investigation into his disappearance.