Zanu-PF’s secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana has defended the inclusion of alleged Zanu-PF apologist Professor Charity Mayeruke in the Kgalema Motlanthe led commission to investigate the events of August 1. At least 6 people died after soldiers used live bullets to quell a protest by opposition supporters which had turned violent. Said Mangwana,
We cannot take away her academic prowess and her ability just because she was once a Zanu PF member. As far as I know, she is no longer in the structures because she was in the independent election committee for the party and all those members are not active participants of the party. We must also understand that no one is truly apolitical. We all have a political party we support one way or another.
Speaking of Professor Lovemore Madhuku, Mangwana said,
On Madhuku, inasmuch as he is a losing presidential candidate, he is a lawyer of repute. We can’t take away that. For your own information, we have seven people there and only two are being questioned. Still, it means that the five are beyond professional reproach.
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