Mahiya’s Family Rounded By Armed Men And Abducted Movie-Style

 Mahiya’s Family Rounded By Armed Men And Abducted Movie-Style
Published: 2016 July 28 09:19:43 (1843 Views)
SEVEN armed men reportedly besieged the Chitungwiza home of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson, Douglas Mahiya yesterday and rounded his family before 'abducting' them. 
They were later released after the armed men heard that Mahiya had given himself up at Harare Central Police Station’s Law and Order Section, NewsDay reported today. 
The incident came as President Robert Mugabe spoke to thousands of bussed youths and a splinter group of former freedom fighters threatening brutal repression against the growing internal rebellion at Zanu PF headquarters yesterday. 
A family member confirmed Mahiya’s wife and three children, including a four-month-old baby, had been cut off from the rest of the world before being set free after the armed men heard the ZNLWVA spokesperson  
“The seven men, who did not identify themselves, placed us under house arrest, stopping anyone from leaving or entering the house. They took all our mobile phones and only left after they had been informed our father had handed himself over to police in Harare,” a family member told a local publication.
The police later returned to the house in the company of a handcuffed Mahiya and turned it upside-down.
Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed Mahiya was being questioned.
“His lawyer brought him to the police and we are questioning him,” she said. ZimNet could was however not able to ascertain whether or not, Mahiya has been released at the time of publication. 




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