The Commission will inquire into the circumstances leading to the 1st of August, 2018, post-election violence; identify the actors and their leaders, their motive and strategies employed in the protests and inquire into the intervention by the Zimbabwe Republic. Police.
“The issues of legitimacy are not resolved in the courts. Legitimacy comes from the people. The will of the people is fundamental and final, and the people have decided, the people have spoken, the people have voted, their voice must be protected,” said Chamisa.
"... The judgement handed by the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court went against Nelson Chamisa. Worse still, it carried a punitive condition requiring Nelson Chamisa to foot the legal costs of everyone involved. The funds required are needed as soon as possible."
Hours before Mnangagwa’s inauguration, the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute said the country lacked a “tolerant democratic culture” in which political parties were treated equally and citizens allowed to vote freely.