The opposition MDC Alliance has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to apologise for the deaths of at least 6 civilians after soldiers used live bullets on civilians and bystanders while dispersing opposition supporters who were protesting. MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube dismissed Mnangagwa’s claims that the opposition was responsible for the deaths. Said Ncube,
Even in war-torn countries like Syria or Israel, nothing like that happens. How does he blame the MDC Alliance when we did not kill anyone? Did we shoot at anyone? Do we have an army to kill? He is being irresponsible and untruthful. It is utter nonsense. Even in war countries like Syria, that does not happen. We expected him to apologise at least and do so unreservedly.