Breaking News

Motlanthe Commission pulls the rug under MDC feet

by Elijah Chihota
06 December 2018 | 8594 Views
Ever since the demise of MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC Alliance is labouring under the erroneous assumption that it has an upper hand in everything. Based on some fictitious reasoning, the party went to town about its prospects of winning the elections arguing that its 80 plus rallies across the country will miraculously mean victory.

When the dawn of reality came upon them after voting on 30 July Nelson Chamisa and his crew realised that they had lost the plot. Like they had promised prior to elections, Chamisa and his "jecha brigade" thought of spoiling things for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and ZANU PF. The MDC, in a well-coordinated manner went on a rampage in Harare Central Business District (CBD) destroying anything in sight on August 1. Similar attacks were carried out in Gweru and Bulawayo, however, due to the ever-alert security forces, the violence was smoothly quelled.

President Mnangagwa then promised the international community that he would appoint a Commission of Inquiry which he eventually did on 29 August. From the onset, Chamisa dismissed the Commission as null and void. The mere mention of the Commission unnerves Chamisa as he knew that he was too late in closing the stable after the horses had already bolted.

The Commission of Inquiry meticulously set its work plan in order not to leave any stone unturned in its quest to get to the bottom of the matter. Outreach meetings were Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare during which witnesses appeared before the Commission outlining their evidence.

Chamisa in his lack of wisdom thought members of the army and police would not come forward to testify. Surprisingly, they came and gave the best narrative of what transpired on the day in question.

The Commission finally pulled the rug under the MDC feet by calling Chamisa and his Deputy National Chairperson, Tendai Biti. This was after Chamisa and Biti's names were repeatedly cited as the force behind the violence. The Commission realised that it would not be conclusive to close hearings without inviting the two men to appear before it.

Chamisa and Biti tried every trick in the book not to appear before the Commission. First Chamisa demanded to cross examine the witnesses who nailed him, but the Commission turned down the demands. Finally when they both appeared before the Commission they wanted to appear as super heroes and demigods by mobilising their backers, who Chamisa had described as stupid a few days earlier, to converge at the hearing venue. This did not deter the Commission as it went on to discharge its duties with uttermost composure.




The Commission went on to accept evidence from Human Rights NGO Forum which submitted a 500-paged dossier containing some 18 affidavits. Contrary to public perception, the Commission accepted evidence from all quarters in order to get a balanced view. The Commission's spokesman, John Masuku indicated that over 90 percent of the evidence presented was captured and used.

To make sure the exercise was exhaustive in harvesting evidence, the Commission requested video evidence from those who recorded live footage and photographs on the incident. The videos were viewed to establish how the events unfolded. Journalist, Maynard Manyowa gave a blow by blow narration of how the MDC mobilised its members to unleash violence.

On Thursday, 29 November 2018, the Commission of Inquiry detonated a bomb under the feet of the MDC by availing an executive summary of the report to President Mnangagwa in record time. As usual the MDC now questions why the report was produced before the stipulated 19 December deadline as some people thought that the report would take eternity to produce. Masuku commented that "If the Commission felt it has gathered sufficient evidence and testimonies to come up with a report on time that is it".

Upon producing its executive summary, the Commission of Inquiry directed its paper to President Mnangagwa. It was at this point that the MDC was now crying loudest demanding that the report be made public. The MDC hurled all sorts of insults on the Commission and President Mnangagwa demanding the report to be made public.

It is evident from the foregoing that the MDC is latching on any issue to wring some form of political relevance as it faces irrelevance in the next five years until the 2023 election.




Motlanthe Commission MDC Chamisa


Disclaimer:
All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Source: Elijah Chihota

Comments

Latest News

Christianity and the Curse of the Papa Generation

by Robert Sigauke | 16 February 2019 | 138 Views

Avalanche of blunders gives Mangudya guts to challenge 'Tzar' Ncube - ...

by Nomusa Garikai | 16 February 2019 | 432 Views

Tribute to 'Save' the late Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai

by Leonard Koni | 16 February 2019 | 92 Views

Zimbabwe shelves plans to join Africa Continental Free Trade Area

by newzimbabwe | 16 February 2019 | 109 Views

Ways Winky D & Gemma Griffiths (Mu garden) song should educate ZANU PF...

by Don Chigumba | 16 February 2019 | 141 Views

24 bodies retrieved from the Battlefields Mine disaster

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 591 Views

High Court blow for Mnangagwa's PG

by ZimLive | 16 February 2019 | 800 Views

WATCH: 8 miners pulled out alive after 5 days in flooded tunnel

by Reuters/ZimLive | 16 February 2019 | 432 Views

'Magaya church not paying tax'

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 142 Views

EU tightens screws on Mnangagwa - THE European Union (EU) is set to ha...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 407 Views

Chamisa 'the chosen one' ring-fences presidency

by STaff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 348 Views

Mnangagwa sued over NPRC lifespan

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 186 Views

Lightning strikes family, kills mother - TRAGEDY hit a Rusape family o...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 217 Views

Research key to economic development: Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 41 Views

Thomas Mapfumo claims $1,2 million defamation damages

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 219 Views

Zimbabwe moots stop and search roadblocks

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 249 Views

Mugabe's top cop sued over $167,000 electricity debt

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 135 Views

Beitbridge refuse collection worker crushed by truck - A BEITBRIDGE re...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 117 Views

Mnangagwa ducks CEO Africa roundtable - PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa y...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 110 Views

MDC Alliance senator for Hwange acquitted - A MAGISTRATE has acquitted...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 60 Views

Perm sec's wife arrested at Supa's trial - THERE was drama at the Hara...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 202 Views

Salad cream intercepted at border - AUTHORITIES at Beitbridge Border P...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 145 Views

Jonathan Moyo lawsuit crumbles

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 147 Views

Granny killer sentenced to death - A BEITBRIDGE man, who waylaid a 65-...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 132 Views

'Expelled' FOG members take founder to court - THE founding leader of ...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 117 Views

Zanu-PF slams US big brother mentality - ZANU-PF has condemned the Uni...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 65 Views

Zifa to bring Warriors games to BF - ZIFA president Felton Kamambo has...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 81 Views

BCC ordered to stop mining activities - THE Government has ordered Bul...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 58 Views

Man beats up police officers, throws plate of sadza at them - A tout h...

by Staff reporter | 16 February 2019 | 149 Views

Entertainment

HIFA 2019 cancelled

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 February 2019 | 539 Views

WATCH: Jah Prayzah and Misred drop Kunerima video

by Mandla Ndlovu | 12 February 2019 | 5212 Views

Call to honour Cont Mhlanga

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2019 | 1592 Views

Mr Yada Yada slays the slay-queens

by Nigel Siziba | 10 February 2019 | 2968 Views

Misred meme goes viral online

by Staff reporter | 08 February 2019 | 8877 Views

Babongile Sikhonjwa leaves Skyz Metro FM

by Mandla Ndlovu | 07 February 2019 | 2188 Views

Valentine's treat for maskandi lovers - The countdown to the day reser...

by Staff reporter | 06 February 2019 | 920 Views

PHOTOS: Zodwa Wabantu buys a coffin worth R150 000

by Mandla Ndlovu | 06 February 2019 | 5113 Views
iBlog

What To Look For In Video Converter Software

looking for the best video converter software? you have to compare different video converters before making a purchase.the ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that ... Read More
Sergey 19 June 2015 ago

Hp Omen 15-5116tx – The Next Generation Gaming Laptop

the hp omen 15-5116tx is being targeted at the performance hungry gamers. it comes in a single variant boasting an eye-catching attractive design. the notebook offers a slim, lightweight chassis and appears like a piece of art than an actual gaming... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago