By Takudzwa Changadeya
Sheffra Mtukudzi – Dzamara, wife to Itai Dzamara, has written an emotional letter to President Emmerson Mnangagwa requesting him to launch an investigation on her husband’s wherabouts.
Dzamara disappeared on March 9, 2015 and has not been found since then. He was allegedly abducted by suspected State security agents at a barbershop in Glen View, Harare.
In a letter addressed to Mnangagwa, Sheffra said it has been tough for her to raise kids on her own since the disappearance of her husband.
“…he has not been seen ever since. Up to this day, we don’t know where Itai is, and it’s been 8 years of suffering and unending grief.
“What pains me the most is having to explain his disappearance to our two children. They grieve every day for their missing father, and I weep every day for a missing husband. It has been a tough eight years of raising children on my own. All our efforts to find answers about Itai’s whereabouts have hit a brick wall”, partly reads the letter.
She added that Itai can not remain unaccounted for.
“I, therefore, appeal to you as the President of your nation to do so. The truth must come out. His two children, relatives, friends and I deserve closure.
“More importantly, I dream of a day when we find justice,” she added.
Meanwhile, human rights watchdog Amnesty International Zimbabwe has called for the government to conduct a thorough, independent, effective and transparent investigation into Itai Dzamara’s disappearance.