By Staff Reporter
HILLARIOUS MDC activist Paddington Japajapa’s appearance before the August 1 post-electoral violence probe team virtually turned into a comedy show when the Harare businessman’s statements were met with excited cheers by an MDC dominated gallery.
In his testimony before the Kgalema Motlanthe led Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 political disturbances, Japajapa did not mince his words in telling the commission he saw members of the army fire directly at civilians during the skirmishes.
Japajapa said he personally witnessed two brazen incidents in which the army fired shots at an angle of “180 degrees”, contrary to claims by the military bosses that the army only fired warning shots into the air.
The gallery was packed with some MDC top politicians who thronged the venue for the hearing in anticipation of their leader Nelson Chamisa’s appearance.
Chamisa had been invited to appear before the commission but he failed to do so on Wednesday.
Japajapa further accused the Zanu PF led government of past terror dating back to the liberation war in the 1970s when top leaders among them former ZANLA commander Josiah Tongogara was killed allegedly by his colleagues.
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Posted by New Zimbabwe.com on Wednesday, November 21, 2018