ABOUT THE COMMISSION

The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa established a Commission of Inquiry to inquire into the post-election violence that took place on the 1st day of August, 2018 in Zimbabwe, and put in place a seven-member Commission of Inquiry in terms of Section 2 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act [Chapter 10:07], to investigate into the matter

The terms of reference of the commission of Inquiry are as follows:-

(a) to inquire into the circumstances leading to the 1st of August, 2018 post-election violence;
(b) to identify the actors and their leaders, their motive and strategies employed in the protests;
(c) to inquire into the intervention by the Zimbabwe Republic Police in the maintenance of law and order;
(d) to investigate the circumstances which necessitated the involvement of the military in assisting in the maintenance of law and order:
(e) to consider whether the degree of force used was proportionate to the ensuing threat to public safety, law and order;
(f) to ascertain the extent of damage or injury caused thereof; (g) to investigate into any other matter which the Commission of Inquiry may deem appropriate and relevant to the inquiry;
(h) to make suitable recommendations; and
(i) to report to the President in writing, the result of the inquiry within a period of three months from the date of swearing in of the Commissioners.

i) to report to the President in writing, the result of the inquiry within a period of three months from the date of swearing in of the Commissioners.

ii) to identify the actors and their leaders, their motive and strategies employed in the protests;
iii) to inquire into the intervention by the Zimbabwe Republic Police in the maintenance of law and order;
iv) to investigate the circumstances which necessitated the involvement of the military in assisting in the maintenance of law and order;
v) to consider whether the degree of force used was proportionate to the ensuing threat to public safety, law and order;
vi) to ascertain extent of damage or injury caused  thereof;
vii) to investigate into any other matter which the Commission of Inquiry may deem appropriate and relevant to the inquiry;
viii) to make suitable recommendations; and
ix) to report to the President, in writing, the result of the inquiry within a period of three months from the date of swearing in of the Commissioners;
(i) direct that the Inquiry may be held both in public or privately, as the exigencies of the Inquiry may determine

Our Team

His Excellency Kgalema Motlanthe

The Former President of the Republic of South Africa

The Chairperson

Mr Rodney Dixon QC,
United Kingdom
Commissioner
Chief Emeka Anyaoku
The Former Commonwealth Secretary General
Federal Republic of Nigeria
General Davis Mwamunyange,
The Former Chief of Tanzania People’s Defence Forces
Professor Charity Manyeruke
Political Science, University of Zimbabwe
Professor Lovemore Madhuku
Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe
Mrs Vimbai Nyemba
Former President of the Law Society of Zimbabwe

Testimonies