Samakade sent a mobile text message at 13:50 to this reporter alert him about his predicament. Later the MDC –T issued a statement to the media announcing his abduction together with Steven Zenda, a party activist at Mbare Musika.
“The two were boarding a bus to Mutoko. They were taken to a building opposite Bata in Mbare. Their whereabouts are unknown and the MDC, Samakande and Zenda families fear for their lives,” read part of the MDC-T statement.
But police spokesman, Wayne Bvudzijena, said he had not been alerted of the incident.