The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Publicity, Ndavaningi ‘Nick’ Mangwana says that those who shot and killed civilians on August 1 are not in the military or the government and that they ought to atone for their actions. Writing on microblogging site Twitter, Mangwana said
It is those who killed civilians in cold blood in order to besmirch the government and the military and create a crisis who have a lot to atone for. And those are not in the the army or Goverment.
— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) November 16, 2018