Two victims of the August 1, 2018 violence died before the police asked the military to assist them quell the opposition-led post-election protests in Harare, it has been alleged.
Evidence brought before the Commission of Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence, chaired by South Africa’s former President Kgalema Motlanthe, indicates that at least two people were killed before military assistance was requested.
The person who made submissions to the commission on condition of anonymity led evidence to the effect that two people were killed prior to the military lending assistance to the police.
“Among the most damning evidence is doctors’ confirmation of two people who died before the soldiers were deployed.
“This means that while there has been an assumption that it was the soldiers who shot the people, evidence at hand shows otherwise.
Commission Secretary Mrs Virginia Mabhiza yesterday said they expected Mr Chamisa to appear before the panel.
Asked why President Mnangagwa and VP Chiwenga had not been summoned, Mrs Mabhiza explained: “He (Mr Chamisa) was implicated several times by witnesses; so he has to give his side of the story. The President and the Vice-President were not implicated like Chamisa.” – Sunday Mail