Zanu-PF’s Secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana, who is also its representative in the Multiparty Liaison Committee (MLC) blamed the violent demonstration on MDC Alliance.
Mangwana said its not entirely true that the protesters were unarmed because they caused damage to property and damaged people. He said investigations would reveal MDC Alliance was responsible for the violence which killed 6 after soldiers opened fire. Said Mangwana:
I cannot speak on behalf of the army, but it is not entirely true that the protestors were not armed, they caused massive damage to property and massive damage to innocent people who were going about their chores. It is not at this moment to be apportioning blame, let us let the investigations to be complete and the truth will be revealed, but certainly it is supporters of MDC led by Chamisa who caused the trouble. I am happy that our supporters exercised maximum restraint and were not involved.