SB Moyo: Govt Rapidly Implementing Motlanthe Commission Recommendations

The government says it has begun implementing recommendations made by the Motlanthe Commission of inquiry which was formed in the aftermath of the killing of civilians in cold blood by security forces on August 2018.

This was revealed by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo on Wednesday. He said:

Zimbabwe has rapidly begun the task of implementing the Commission’s key recommendations — that include reforming legislation on law and order, freedom and liberalisation of the media and electoral reform.

… we can expect prosecutions of those responsible to begin next year after the police and prosecution services have completed their post-inquiry investigations.

The Motlanthe Commission was established by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on the 19th of September 2018 to probe the post-election violence that left at least six people dead and 35 injured in central Harare on August 1.

Among its recommendations, the Commission said the security forces responsible for the killing of unarmed civilians should be punished.

More: The Herald


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