The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has expressed concern over utterances made by Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe who insinuated that members of the forum were linked to the 'fake' abduction of three MDC Alliance members.
"The Forum notes with dismay, shock and repugnance the mention of three of our members by Minister Kazembe Kazembe, in his press statement on 4 June 2020.
The statement insinuated that the abductions are fake, and mentioned our three members in a manner meant to create an association with the allegations of fake abductions" read the statement
The Minister claimed that the Counselling Service Unit (CSU) a member of the Forum was an opposition-aligned Non-Governmental Organisation and interacted with the three MDC A members on the fateful day.
Further, CSU is not "an appendage" of any institution, and is a member of the Forum in its separate persona.
said the Forum
In light of the Minister's statements the forum says it is concerned with safety and welfare of its members.