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MDC-T president, Morgan Tsvangirai, Monday visited the family of abducted journalist, Itai Dzamara to show his solidarity, the party said in a statement.

Spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said Tsvangirai was in Glen View “in commiseration with their (family) plight following the abduction and disappearance of journalist-cum-activist, Itai Dzamara”.

Dzamara was abducted by unknown men who bundled him into in a four wheel drive in his neighbourhood three weeks ago.

According to Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai met Dzamara’s brother, his mother, wife and children and told them the party stood in solidarity with them in their search for their beloved one.

Tsvangirai told the Dzamaras to place their faith in God saying the journalist’s case reminded him of the way how he was abducted in almost similar circumstances and spent three weeks without anyone knowing of his whereabouts.

The MDC-T leader said in his case he was only discovered at a police station after torture and harassment.

The statement said Tsvangirai later visited the barbershop where Dzamara was abducted as he was having a haircut. The barber narrated the incident as he saw it.

According to Tamborinyoka, the barber said the men who abducted Dzamara claimed that they were from the police and accused the scribe of stock theft, handcuffed him and bundled him into their car before driving away.

Tsvangirai reportedly told the Dzamaras that it was “ironic” that the ZANU PF government was accusing his party of kidnapping the journalist.

The MDC-T leader said his party held the State responsible for Dzamara’s abduction.

The case has been widely publicised with the US government saying it was “deeply concerned” over the abduction of the journalist who has spent the last few months campaigning against President Mugabe’s tenuous rule.

Source : New Zimbabwe