Articles tagged 'violence commission of inquiry'

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
41 arrested over Aug 1 post-election violence 14 November 2018 HARARE - Forty one people have been arrested in connection with the August 1 shootings that claimed six people in post-election protests that were met by a military crackdown, detective chief inspector Edmore Muchineripi Runganga told a Commission of Inquiry yesterday. Among the 41 who have be...
Inquiry to hear army, police evidence 12 November 2018 HARARE - The Kgalema Motlanthe-led commission of Inquiry into the August 1 shootings will today hear evidence from the army and police. Public hearings by the commission established by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate circumstances leading to the shootings following protests by MDC ...
'Motlanthe commission a public stunt: Zapu' 31 October 2018 HARARE - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of pulling a publicity stunt by bringing to Bulawayo the commission of inquiry hearing into the post-election violence that led to the death of at least six civilians in Harare on August 1. The inquiry was, however,...
Violence mars Byo inquiry 27 October 2018 BULAWAYO - A hearing into the post-election violence that led to the death of at least six civilians in Harare early August ended prematurely yesterday after violence involving some members of the audience broke out. Riot police, supported by two water cannons, had to be called in to quell the...
Pressure mounts on ED commission 27 October 2018 HARARE - Pressure is mounting on the commission of inquiry into the August 1 shootings that left at least six people dead to do more to probe the role of the army in the whole incident. South Africa-based Right2Know has particularly raised concerns over the manner in which the whole inquiry is...
Commission of inquiry to visit Byo, Gweru 22 October 2018 HARARE - The Commission of Inquiry on the August 1 violence that ensued after this year's harmonised elections adjourned its hearings in the capital last Friday and is expected to continue its mission in Bulawayo and Gweru this week. During next month's session of hearings, the Zimbabwe Republ...
Zanu PF backers justify army use of deadly force 20 October 2018 HARARE - A public hearing on the August 1 violence entered a third day at a hotel in the capital yesterday, with Zanu PF supporters claiming that the army cannot be blamed for the election unrest that turned deadly as soldiers opened fire on opposition protesters, saying the MDC Alliance should t...
Army killings probe hots up 19 October 2018 HARARE - After a near-farcical start, temperatures rose a notch up yesterday at the government's commission of inquiry into the August 1 post-election violence — which ended up with the army killing at least six civilians — when the probe team was challenged to name the person who deployed soldie...
Post-election violence probe hots up 19 October 2018 HARARE - After a near-farcical start, temperatures rose a notch up yesterday at the government's commission of inquiry into the August 1 post-election violence — which ended up with the army killing at least six civilians — when the probe team was challenged to name the person who deployed soldie...
Stampede at August 1 killings commission of inquiry hearing 17 October 2018 HARARE - There was a stampede yesterday as journalists and members of the public pushed into a small conference room, the set venue for the commission of inquiry public hearing on the August 1 killings. Individuals began to arrive as early as 9am only to endure hours of waiting outside, while ...