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Revealed in Jestina Mukoko’s new book: Zanu PF minister tried to rescue her after abduction

The Abduction and Trial of Jestina MukokoThe Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko: The Fight for Human Rights in Zimbabwe tells the story of how a former broadcast journalist and human rights activist was abducted by the government and put on trial in a wave of massive human rights abuses in Zimbabwe’s history.

Mugove Tafirenyika recently wrote an article for the Daily News about a particularly interesting fact revealed in Mukoko’s book – the Zanu PF Women’s League leader at the time, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, had tried to assist her family in finding her.

In a poignant paragraph, Mukoko describes how the Environment Minister hugged her like a long-lost daughter, when at long last she was released from captivity.

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My lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was convinced that if Muchinguri-Kashiri had not been a member of Zanu PF, she would have taken to the streets to protest my disappearance.”

“When I did finally meet Muchinguri-Kashiri, she hugged me like a long-lost daughter. Three years later she told me she had not known what work I was doing and had put her head on a block, despite the fact that it made her unpopular, simply because I was a woman in trouble,” Mukoko wrote.

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