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Chamisa snubs Motlanthe commission of inquiry

by Staff reporter
21 Nov 2018 at 19:39hrs | Views
MDC Alliance leader, Advocate Nelson Chamisa was in no-show at the on-going proceedings of the enquiry into the 1st of August violence that claimed the lives of six people.

There were high expectations that Chamisa was going to testify as evidenced by the number of people who came to witness the proceedings.

The spokesperson for the commission of inquiry, Mr John Masuku said they are still waiting to hear evidence from him before the end of the enquiry.

Nine people however testified from morning until end of day this Wednesday.

First to give evidence was Mr Thokozani Maphosa, the husband of the late Sylvia Maphosa who died on the 1st of August.

"My wife alerted me of gunshots in the central business district..I last spoke to her at around 3.30pm before receiving pictures of her lifeless body later in the day," he testified.

Paddington Japajapa also took to the stand and said he witnessed the shooting and killing of two people.

Japajapa, however, denied there were protests or demonstrations in town on the day

Jim Kunaka was another witness who indicated that he had a pending case in court and could not answer certain questions.

He attacked one of the commissioners, Professor Charity Manyeruke, accusing her of being conflicted.

Also to give evidence was Shadrack Mashayamombe.

Parirenyatwa Hospital Director Clinical Service Dr Noah Madziva, Mortuary Supervisor Sarudzayi Madyamhuru and Constable Last Bright Kapingidza gave evidence on how the body of Brian Zhuwau was dumped at the hospital mortuary.

The hearings were characterised by a lot of interjections from the gallery and the chair of the commission stood up on several occasions to control the situation.

Source - zbc