Zimbabwe’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is working with the Dzamara family and Lawyers for Human Rights to establish where missing Itai Dzamara is.
Mnangagwa is currently presenting Zimbabwe’s human rights situation before the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is a mechanism established by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), in Geneva Switzerland.
Among many questions that have been set before Mnangagwa was on the whereabouts of missing Itai Dzamara. In his response the Vice President said, the government is concerned about citizens who disappear and in the case of Dzamara it is working with the Dzamara family as well as the Lawyers for Human Rights.
Mnangagwa also briefed that Zimbabwe had not ratified the international convention on Torture, but said the government of Zimbabwe had incorporated most of the clauses in the international convention in domestic law.
Zimbabwe participated in the UPR process in 2011 for the first time and accepted various recommendations in the outcome report.
The southern African country will on Wednesday 02 November be reviewed during the second cycle of the UPR process and it is required to report back on the progress made towards implementing the recommendations it accepted in 2011.