In an opinion piece published in a US publication, The Daily Caller, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sibusiso Moyo said that what precisely happened when 6 Zimbabweans were fatally shot after elections remains unclear.
Titled, “Violence has no place in Zimbabwe’s Democratic Future“, Moyo’s international PR effort article says that the commission will find out what exactly happened and the findings would be implemented in full.
Protests turned violent in capital Harare. Six citizens lost their lives in the turmoil: a tragedy for their families, the nation and our democracy. It was not the election that Zimbabweans — buoyed by hope of a new era — had expected, nor our international partners.
What precisely happened remains unclear. President Mnangagwa has stated he shall institute an independent commission to investigate the episode. It will comprise both Zimbabweans and international experts to produce an account free from political influence. It is essential to establish these facts if our democratic journey is to continue.
For while accusations and counter-accusations reverberate across social and traditional media, we must not act in haste borne of allegation. This investigation must progress according to due process. It is times like these we must uphold the law, for now, it is most needed. And whatever the commission’s findings, they shall be fully implemented: the perpetrators — regardless of position or politics — shall be identified, held to account and face conviction for their actions.
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