ED Threatens Harsh Punishment On ‘Fake Abductions’


Government has warned against the rising incidences of false abductions in the country and is contemplating on punishment to deal with responsible parties.

This was said by President Mnangagwa in his address to the nation last night.

This follows the reported abduction of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting president Dr Peter Magombeyi last weekend.

Dr Magombeyi was “found” on Thursday night in Nyabira, about 20 kilometres west of Harare.

“While we are happy that a staffer at a local hospital who had been reported missing has now been found unharmed, Government is disturbed by the growing trend of politically motivated false abductions in the country which are calculated to put Government in negative light,” said President Mnangagwa.

“Such political trickery, which in fact amounts to terrorism, will not take our country forward. The State has a responsibility to ensure protection and safety for all citizens. New measures might have to be formulated to deal with this new threat and to severely punish those responsible for such subterfuges.”


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