A year later no leads in Zimbabwean activist’s disappearance


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The family of a missing Zimbabwean human rights activist Tuesday won a court ruling overturning a police ban on a march to commemorate his abduction.

Judge Clement Phiri said the demonstration, planned for the capital Harare on Wednesday to mark one year since the abduction of activist Itai Dzamara, should proceed.

Dzamara was seized by men who took him from a barbershop and bundled the former newspaper reporter into a car with concealed number plates on March 9 last year.

Dzamara started a sit-in protest he called Occupy Africa Unity Square in October 2014. He sat in the square, often blowing a whistle and holding up a placard stating “Mugabe must go.” Two days before he was abducted Dzamara urged Zimbabweans to rise up against Mugabe.