Poll Deaths - Zimbabwe's Military, Police Deny Shooting Civilians

Zimbabwe's security chiefs have denied that soldiers shot at civilians in the deadly post-election violence which rocked Harare after the July 30 elections. Both Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Philip Valerio Sibanda and Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga have suggested that the oppposition may have been responsible for the killings. Matanga and Sibanda were testifying before the commission of inquiry probing the deadly August 1 clashes. The commission is headed by former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe.

MDC supporters protested in Harare after the electoral commission announced that Zimbabwe’s ruling party had won a majority of seats in Parliament (file photo).


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