Govt Should Compensate August 1 Victims And Dependents Of The Deceased- Motlanthe Commission

The Motlanthe Commission has recommended that Government should compensate victims of the August 1 violence and dependents of the deceased.

The Commission was established by Mnangagwa on September 19 to look into the circumstances that led to the shooting and killing of civilians in Harare CBD on August 1. It also recommended the setting up of a special committee to assess  and determine quantum of damages and compensation to be awarded to victims on a case by case basis. The recommendations read:

a. The payment of compensation is recommended for all victims of the violence and dependents of the deceased. Where the deceased had young children, they should be urgently assisted with school fees and their general welfare.

b. The Government should put in place a special committee to assess and determine quantum of damages and compensation to be awarded to victims on a case by case basis.

c. The Government should set up a fund to assist those directly affected.

d. There is urgent need to avail medical support to all the injured such as Simeon Chipokosa who still has a bullet lodged in his leg and Adriane Munjere who requires physiotherapy for his hand.


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