Renowned academic, and law lecturer at Kent University in the United Kingdom, Alex Magaisa said that promoting a general who commanded the soldiers implicated in the shooting and killing of civilians on August 1 in Harare shows that the government does not care about the victims.
Brigadier-General Anselem Sanyatwe commanded the Presidential Guard Unit that swept across Harare to quell protests which had become violent on August 1. Six people were shot and killed while dozens were injured when live ammunition ammunition was used.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently promoted Sanyatwe to the rank of Major-General. This did not go down well with observers. Writing on Twitter today, Magaisa said
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So the commander of the military unit implicated in the August 1 killings has been promoted, even before the Commission of Inquiry’s report has been made public? Quite a slap in the face of the commission & victims. Such brazen arrogance! This regime doesn’t give a hoot.