IN a dramatic turn of events, Deputy Secretary General for ACT-Wazalendo in Zanzibar, Nassor Ahmed Mazrui was ‘set free’ Sunday afternoon after been allegedly kidnapped that very morning.
The Isles’ opposition leader who is vying to become the Zanzibar House of Representative for Mwera Constituency was unceremoniously dropped off at the Mnazi Mmoja grounds late Sunday afternoon right in the middle of an ongoing campaign rally by the party’s Presidential candidate for Zanzibar, Seif Sharif Hamad.
Reports allege that the outspoken opposition leader was held hostage for five hours by unknown assailants who abducted him from his vehicle on Sunday morning.
It is reported that an unmarked vehicle rear-ended his car, a couple of unidentified persons dragged him out of his vehicle and forcefully threw him into their and drove off to an unknown location.
The incident is said to have occurred in the Saateni area as the opposition leader was driving to the party's head office in Vuga, Zanzibar.
Soon after the purported abduction, the party's leader Zitto Kabwe twitted the incident condemning the alleged abduction and demanded his immediate release.
Police confirmed that the opposition leader had been reported missing and that investigations were underway.
Awadh Juma Haji the Mjini Magharibi Regional Police Commissioner, said a missing person report had been filed and that the force had launched an investigation and search for the opposition leader.