Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has claimed that president Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to fully implement all recommendations and reforms proposed in the Kgalema Motlanthe inquiry report. The inquiry was initiated by president Mnangagwa following the August 1, 2018 shootings which resulted in about 6 deaths.
Ziyambi, who chairs the inter-ministerial taskforce tasked to ensure implementation of the Kgalema Motlanthe inquiry report said:
We have done all the work in terms of looking at how to implement the recommendations and these will be made public once we present them to Cabinet. What I can tell you (for) now is President Mnangagwa is committed to implement that report in full. It has not been discarded, it’s being taken seriously.
He further said that the report recommended some law reforms including electoral laws and compensation of victims.
There are doubts in some circles on whether arrests will be effected on security personnel who were implicated in the shootings. It is also not clear whether there shall be security sector reforms or not.
A NewsDay source revealed that among other recommendations, the report advocated the commencement of a political dialogue to diffuse years of political violence. The source also indicated that bringing to book military officers accused of shooting and killing people on the streets of Harare was the major impediment to the implementation of the report in full.