The Motlanthe Commission has invited Nelson Chamisa president of MDC to give testimony before it. Chamisa has been invited based on reports that he incited the violence which occurred on August 1. The violence was quelled when the military descended into town and allegedly shot and killed 7 unarmed civilians. The letter written to Chamisa reads in part
In the course of the proceedings of the Commission of Inquiry into the 1st of August, 2018 Post Election Violence and hearing of testimony from witnesses, your name was mentioned as among those who played a part in inciting the violence of 1st August, 2018.
The Commission considers it fair and just that it should have the benefit of your comments, accordingly, is inviting you to come at your convenience on 21 November 2018 to share your views before concluding its proceedings. Your cooperation in this regard would be highly appreciated.
Commenting on the development Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda said
When a Commission of Inquiry, that is instituted by a potential player, sits and listens to demonstrably false claims by top army officers, subpoenas no documents or evidence from them, then threatens to subpoena President Chamisa then bad intentions are declared.