By Jessica Mundawarara and Peter Bolder|
The Central Intelligence Organisation has launched a project to frame missing journalist Itai Dzamara’s former protest colleagues in a desperate attempt to divert attention from the organisation’s role in the murder.
Authoritative CIO sources told Now Daily that Dzamara is dead. He was killed, they said, after the standard three-week torture period expired with Dzamara refusing to yield to their demands.
“Dzamara was offered $600 a month to join Zanu PF, cut ties with MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai, disband the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement and stop calling on Mugabe to step down and dump his News Leader project. He rejected the offer, even under heavy torture, and that is when he was killed,” said an intelligence source.
However, the UK-based Zanu PF website, Zimeye.org, published by regime informant and former Ellis Robbins student Shepherd Simbarashe Chikanza who lives in Leeds, posted an incoherent story claiming Dzamara was abducted and killed by his colleagues. Tearing away in broken English as usual, the blog quoted fuzzy Whatsapp exchanges purported to have been between Dzamara and his embittered colleagues hours before he was kidnapped, allegedly over a $200 000 donation from a European source, Zimeye.org made a weak case for its wild claims.
Dzamara’s colleagues denied the organisation had that amount deposited into its bank accounts.
They accused Zimeye.org of trying to frame them to divert attention from Saviour Kasukuwere and Jonathan Moyo’s role in the murder of the activist.
(c) Now Daily 2015.