MDC president Nelson Chamisa has said that he was not aware of the demonstrations which took place on August 1 in Harare which led to the killing of 7 civilians. The deaths occurred after the demonstrations reportedly became violent and soldiers were called in to restore order. Responding to one user on microblogging site Twitter, Chamisa said
Not afraid of anything https://t.co/bAaWPMJh5Y don’t incite.They give insight.Violence and power at all cost is not my type of politics.Before God and before men, I didn’t actually know about the August 1 demonstrators until I received a call alerting me about it!That is a fact!
— Nelson Chamisa (@nelsonchamisa) November 13, 2018