Articles tagged 'kgalema motlanthe'

ED okayed army deployment 24 December 2018 HARARE - A flurry of behind-the-scenes consultations that took place before the August 1 army killings has lifted the lid on who actually authorised the military deployments that quelled demonstrations which rocked the capital city on that fateful day. Correspondence attached to the recently p...
Mnangagwa okayed army deployment 24 December 2018 HARARE - A flurry of behind-the-scenes consultations that took place before the August 1 army killings has lifted the lid on who actually authorised the military deployments that quelled demonstrations which rocked the capital city on that fateful day. [Adz] [GoogleAd]  
August 1 culprits must pay the price 22 December 2018 HARARE - The release of the much-awaited Commission of Inquiry report on the August 1 politically-motivated violence that culminated in the death of six innocent civilians when the army was drafted to help the police break protests in central Harare is commendable. However, it is important for...
Motlanthe Commission calls for talks 20 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main political rival, Nelson Chamisa, are being pushed into negotiations by the Commission of Inquiry into the politically-motivated violence of August 1, 2018, which claimed the lives of six innocent civilians.  
Motlanthe commission issues verdict 20 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has released the Commission of Inquiry report on the politically-motivated violence of August 1, 2018, which blames the military and the police for the death of six civilians in the streets of Harare. The report vindicates the main opposition party, the MD...
Is ED taking us down a familiar path? 9 December 2018 HARARE - The furore surrounding the Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 post-election violence set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not come as a surprise. Many people who were — and are still — very disturbed by the manner in which six innocent and defenceless civilians were shot de...
Former army boss blames Motlanthe 8 December 2018 HARARE - Retired army colonel Elliot Piki has blamed Commission of Inquiry chairperson Kgalema Motlanthe for his abduction, suggesting that he should help the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) with information that can lead to the arrest of his abductors. Piki was allegedly abducted at his home o...
latest ... Former army boss blames Motlanthe for his kidnapping 7 December 2018 HARARE - Retired army colonel, Elliot Piki has blamed Commission of Enquiry chairperson Kgalema Motlanthe for his abduction, suggesting that he should help the Zimbabwe Republic Police with information that can lead to the arrest of his abductors. Piki was allegedly abducted at his home on Nov...
ZNA claims abducted soldier was fired from army over sex scandal 2 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has said Elliot Piki — who was allegedly abducted from his home last Sunday afternoon and suddenly pitched up at the official probe looking into the August 1 killings on Tuesday — was not a retired army colonel but a senior officer dishonourably discharge...
Killings inquiry in shock move 1 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans reacted with surprise yesterday, to Thursday's announcement by the inquiry looking into the August 1 shootings in Harare, that it had already handed over the executive summary of its report to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The commission's unexpected announcement came a fe...
Killings inquiry delivers findings to ED days after hearings 1 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans reacted with surprise yesterday, to Thursday's announcement by the inquiry looking into the August 1 shootings in Harare, that it had already handed over the executive summary of its report to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.   Sign up to receive BREAKING NEWS mobile phone...
Soldier 'escapes from kidnappers' 29 November 2018 HARARE - In a dramatic twist to the saga involving Elliot Piki — who was allegedly abducted from his home on Sunday afternoon — the retired army colonel suddenly pitched up at the official probe looking into the August 1 killings on Tuesday, where he was barred from testifying. This came after...
Commission concludes public hearings 29 November 2018 HARARE - The Commission of Inquiry, headed by former South Africa president Kgalema Mothlante, looking into the August 1 killings has concluded public hearings after gathering evidence into the post-election violence that killed six people. The commission's spokesperson John Masuku said the co...
Abducted soldier's wife petitions High Court 28 November 2018 HARARE - The wife of a retired army colonel who was allegedly kidnapped at his home on Sunday, has approached the High Court seeking an order compelling the government to investigate the incident and to establish his whereabouts. Elliot Piki, 58, was allegedly abducted by armed masked men, ami...
Commissioners' credibility is questioned 28 November 2018 HARARE - The credibility of some of the commissioners in the Kgalema Motlanthe-led commission of inquiry into the August 1 killings is questionable as they have strong links to Zanu PF, a top MDC official has claimed. Deputy national chairperson of the country's biggest opposition party Tendai...
Kidnapping claim hits killings probe 27 November 2018 HARARE - Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a retired army colonel who was allegedly abducted from his home on Sunday afternoon by masked men — amid claims that he was due to testify before the official probe looking into the August 1 post-election shootings which claimed the lives of at least ...
Autonomy critical for Motlanthe commission 25 November 2018 HARARE - When President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed the Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 killings, there was substantial criticism on the manner in which its members were picked as well as its composition. The seven-member Commission — headed by former South African president Kgalema M...
Army nailed 22 November 2018 HARARE - Some of the witnesses who testified before the Commission of Inquiry into the politically-motivated violence which rocked central Harare on August 1 threw the military under the proverbial bus yesterday by linking it to the deaths of at least six unarmed civilians on the fateful day. ...
Army nailed as sparks fly at Motlanthe inquiry 22 November 2018 HARARE - Some of the witnesses who testified before the Commission of Inquiry into the politically-motivated violence which rocked central Harare on August 1 threw the military under the proverbial bus yesterday by linking it to the deaths of at least six unarmed civilians on the fateful day. ...
'Aug 1 victims feared seeking help from State hospitals' 18 November 2018 HARARE - John Muza* left home on August 1 to purchase a new laptop in Harare's CBD after saving for more than six months. It was a poignant moment for him as a disc jockey (DJ) at a night club. Muza would finally get his long-cherished laptop, an important piece of gear in the modern DJ's a...
Stony ED warns defiant Chamisa 17 November 2018 HARARE - An unmoved President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday insisted opposition leader Nelson Chamisa must appear before the commission of inquiry investigating the deadly August 1 shootings, which left at least six civilians dead in Harare. Mnangagwa's warning came as Chamisa had suggested o...
Chamisa dares ED & Chiwenga 16 November 2018 HARARE - An angry opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, yesterday threw the gauntlet at both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga — challenging them to also testify at the official probe looking into the August 1 killings which saw at least six civilians being shot dead i...
Chamisa dares Mnangagwa & Chiwenga 16 November 2018 HARARE - An angry opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, yesterday threw the gauntlet at both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga — challenging them to also testify at the official probe looking into the August 1 killings which saw at least six civilians being shot dead i...
Commission of Inquiry adjourns public hearings 15 November 2018 HARARE - The Commission of Inquiry on the August 1 violence has adjourned public hearings and will be calling individuals mentioned by name in some of the witnesses' testimonies to appear before it, the secretary, Virginia Mabhiza said yesterday. Mabhiza told the Daily News that the commission...
Motlanthe Commission: Shutting doors when horses have bolted 15 November 2018 HARARE - While out of desperation, insincerity or naivety, many people would have welcomed the Commission of Inquiry (the Motlanthe Commission) into the August 1, 2018 shootings in Harare, many did not give it a chance. Many people who would have liked, or been expected to give evidence, did n...