Whereabouts of Zim rights Activist Still Unknown A Year Later

Harare, February 12, 2013 – The whereabouts of a Zimbabwe human rights activist, Paul Chizuze, who disappeared under suspicious circumstances, last February, is still unknown although he is thought to be dead.

On Tuesday several human rights organisations said they were remembering Chizuze’s disappearance.

In a statement, Sokwanele noted that it and others such as the Solidarity Peace Trust, Crisis Coalition, Kwazulu-Natal Christian Council, Habakuk Trust, Masakhaneni Trust, Matabeleland Civic Forum, Ibhetshulikazulu, Peace Action, People against suffering suppression, oppression and poverty (Passop) and Zimbabwe Exiles Forum were remembering the stalwart campaigner for peace and justice in Zimbabwe.

“This week marks exactly one year since the disappearance, under suspicious circumstances of fellow human rights activist and stalwart campaigner for peace and justice in Zimbabwe, Mr Paul Chizuze.

“We remember with gratitude the values you stood for, the decades you committed to the pursuit of democracy, peace and justice in your country. We are still looking for you, alive or dead. We continue to search for the truth about the events that led to your disappearance.”