The family of missing journalist cum-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara said they will continue searching for him .
In a television interview with a South African broadcaster, Itai’s brother, Patson Dzamara, who is currently in South Africa, said that he was not ready to give up on his brother.
“For as long as Itai is not accounted for, I will never give up. No matter how long it will take,” an emotional Patson declared.
He reiterated his claims that the government had never cared about the whereabouts of his brother.
Itai has been missing since March 2015 after staging lone protests calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down.
Reports claim that five men stormed a barbershop in Harare’s Glenview and accused him of stealing a cow before they bundled him into an unmarked white twin-cab vehicle.
An author and speaker, Patson mounted his own protest in front of Mugabe on Independence Day on April 18. He held a banner outside the VIP tent where President Mugabe was sitting before he was quickly apprehended by security details
Patson has since become one a familiar figure at Harare protests and court appearances.
He has maintained his stance that his brother was abducted by the country’s military intelligence under the instruction of the ruling Zanu-PF party, thus, the slow pace in finding him.
Dzamara’s family released pictures of the pro-democracy journalist in captivity earlier this year and he claimed that he had some information on who had abducted his brother but is yet to divulge the much awaited details.
At the time, Patson claimed that the pictures of his brother in captivity were sent by sympathetic intelligence officials.
The images showed a person said to be Itai in captivity, sitting on the floor with hands tied behind his back, while his head was wrapped in a bandage-like white cloth.