The United States of America and the European Union may consider removing sanctions against the Emmerson Mnangagwa led government if
abducted democracy activist, Itai Dzamara is returned alive.

Serious and honest action on the case of Itai Dzamara is a step that can save millions of Zimbabweans from the painful pinch of economic sanctions.

MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said there was need for law enforcement agents to intensify investigations into the whereabouts of Dzamara and bring to book those who abducted him.

“The culprits had number plates that can be traced, and as long as these killings and abductions continue unaccounted for, it will be difficult to measure the sincerity of government in transforming Zimbabwe into a civilian State, especially now that we are in a military St

“Four years after Dzamara’s disappearance, we are surprised that government and the law enforcement agents are no longer talking about it, and yet it was clear from the modus operandi that he was abducted,” Mafume said

The European Union also said government must reveal what exactly happened to Dzamara to account for him.

“Four years after his abduction, Itai Dzamara remains missing. We call on government to shed light on his fate and serve justice, and to tackle all human rights violations decisively, in line with Zimbabwe’s repeated commitment to human rights, freedoms and national healing,” the EU statement read. Dzamara was well known for his Occupy Africa Unity Square campaigns against the rule of former President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe has been under US and EU sanctions since 2001 when the world economic giants imposed measures to punish former President Robert Mugabe’s government for gross human rights abuses following the chaotic land reform programme.

Speaking to reporters on the eve of 2018 elections former president Robert Mugabe blamed the military establishment over the disappearance of Dzamara.