Motlanthe Commission Concludes Public Hearings

Through its spokesperson John Masuku, Motlanthe Commission announced it has concluded public hearings and is now retreating to analyse evidence brought before it.

The Commission of Inquiry was set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate circumstances that led to the August 1 election violence that claimed six lives. We publish the full statement below:

The Commission of inquiry into the Post Election Violence which occurred In Harare on August 1 this year, today concluded. its process of gathering oral evidence through public hearings. Testimonies, most of which were broadcast live on ZBC television and Social Media platforms were heard from different individuals and organisations in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare. The Commission was also handed over written evidence as well as audio and video materials including some which were provided by international broadcasters following an appeal made through the Ministry of information, Media and Broadcasting Services.

The Commission is now collating and analysing all information gathered and has already started compiling its final report and recommendations to be presented to His Excellency President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. Headed by former South African President Kgalerna Motlanthe, The Commission is working day and night in order to present its report way ahead of its 90 day deadline which commenced on 19th September 2018 when the seven member group of local and international eminent persons was sworn in at State House in Harare.


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