Nyemudzayi Kakore Herald Correspondent
MDC-T president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday hijacked the march to mark the first anniversary of the alleged disappearance of journalist-cum-political activist Itai Dzamara.
Dzamara was allegedly abducted by unknown people in Glen View in March last year.
Mr Tsvangirai and the party’s top officials joined the Itai Dzamara family and a few of supporters marching in the city centre.
Addressing the gathering at Africa Unity Square where Dzamara used to call for President Mugabe’s resignation, Mr Tsvangirai demanded that Government produce Dzamara “dead or alive”.
“Let this day, be a day we commit ourselves to say that never again shall this happen again to any Zimbabwean while we remain silent,” said Mr Tsvangirai.
“The Constitution is very clear, we have a right to demonstrate and we can express ourselves peacefully without any violence.”
Mr Tsvangirai questioned why the State authorities reacted angrily when people took to the streets to express themselves in a peaceful manner.
This, he said, was a sign that the authorities were afraid of the people and the crisis they created.
“They are afraid of the crisis they have caused, the degradation, deprivation and poverty that is now rampant,” he said.
Yard leader Mr Temba Mliswa, civic leaders, representatives of the church participated in the solidarity march with the Dzamara family.