Zimbabwe to release report on post-election violence next week: president

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-15 00:11:23|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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ESIGODINI, ZIMBABWE, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday he will next week make public a report on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry that he appointed to look into the post-election violence that resulted in the death of six people and damage to property.

Mnangagwa appointed the seven-member commission, chaired by former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, in September to probe the Aug. 1 violence.

He gave the Commission three months to come up with a report together with recommendations and the Commission concluded gathering oral evidence last month.

Mnangagwa told the ruling ZANU-PF party's annual national people's conference underway in Esigodini, Matabeleland South, that he will avail the report to the public, contrary to fears from the opposition and other quarters that the report will be swept under the carpet.

"After voting we experienced violence in Harare and we condemn that violence. I have since received the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the post-election violence and I will be making it public next week," Mnangagwa said.

The Commission received testimonies, most of which were broadcast live on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation television and social media platforms, from different individuals and organizations in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare.

The Commission was also handed over written evidence as well as audio and video materials including some from international broadcasters.