Commission on post-election violence concludes oral evidence gathering

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By Xinhua

HARARE: The Commission of Inquiry into post-election violence concluded its process of gathering oral evidence through public hearings on Tuesday.

Spokesperson for the Commission John Masuku told State media that testimonies, most of which were broadcast live on ZBC television and social media platforms, were heard from different individuals and organisations in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare.

Masuku said the commission was also handed over written evidence as well as audio and video materials, including some from international broadcasters.

He said the commission is now collating and analysing information gathered and has already started compiling its final report and recommendations to be presented to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Masuku said the commission, headed by former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, is working day and night to present its report ahead of its 90-day deadline.

The seven-member commission was sworn in by President Mnangagwa on Sept. 19 and was given three months to come up with a report on the violence that occurred in Harare on Aug. 1, which resulted in the death of six civilians and damage to property.