Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Zim peace project director abducted

from SWRadioAfrica

The two messages below were received by COSATU this [Wednesday] morning

Dear Patrick

I just wanted to draw your attention to the abduction of Jestina Mukoko, Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP). Jestina was abducted by plain clothes individuals, in the early hours of this morning (5am), from her home in Norton, Zimbabwe. Her teenage child alerted human rights’ defenders from the Zimbabwe Lawyers’ for Human Rights about this at about 7.30am. The security agents were armed and driving a Mazda Familia with no number plates. This situation is extremely distressing and demands attention by authorities both within and outside of the country as well as solidarity from civil society and trade unions in the region.

Kind Regards

Zimbabwe Desk

Transitional Justice in Africa Programme

Institute for Justice & Reconciliation

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