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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.

   ii) to identify the actors and theirleaders, 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;