Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has called for a probe into the Gukurahundi Massacres where 20 000 people were allegedly killed by the Zimbabwe National Army in the 1980s in Matabeleland and Midlands regions. The Gukurahundi massacres were carried out in order to destroy a rebellion by former liberation fighters most of whom were former members ZIPRA, the PF ZAPU military wing. According to reports, the majority of those who were killed were unarmed civilians. Speaking before the Motlanthe Commission in Harare on Monday, Chamisa said
It is good that we are having this inquiry around what happened on the 1st of August 2018… But I think something is wrong with our country that we have not had any commission of inquiry, a public commission of inquiry where 20 000 people lost their lives.