Zimbabwe inquiry finds use of live bullets to stop election violence unjustified

A soldier fires shots towards demonstrators, in Harare, Zimbabwe as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election on August 1 2018.
A soldier fires shots towards demonstrators, in Harare, Zimbabwe as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election on August 1 2018.
Image: Zinyange AUNTONY / AFP

The use of live bullets by the military to quell Zimbabwe's post-election violence in August was "disproportionate and unjustified" President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday, reading from a report presented by a team investigating the clashes.

The violence erupted after Mnangagwa was declared the first elected head of state since Robert Mugabe's removal from power, left six people dead and dozens injured.


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