Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi tells United Nations (UN) that the leader of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-A) Nelson Chamisa is the one who caused 01 August military violence.

Speaking before UN Human Rights Council, Ziyambi said after the 2018 July elections ,Chamisa decided to cause violence because he was not happy with the results, as was evidenced by the International Commission of Inquiry which was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the violence disturbances.

“Mr President, regrettably the nation was faced with the first of August 2018 post-election violence which was instigated by some rogue elements who took to the streets agitating for the premature release of election results .His Excellency the President of Republic of Zimbabwe appointed an International Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violence disturbances that led to the destruction of property and the loss of lives.

“Mr President amongst its findings the Commission established that the violence disturbances had been incited by the main opposition political party and that the prevailing events of the day justified the deployment of security forces to assist the police in safe guarding the right to life and property of the majority of peace loving Zimbabweans,” said Ziyambi.

He also blames the local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) for the three day stay away which happened in January 2019.

“On 14 January 2019 Zimbabwe was rocked again by violent protests which posed a threat to the enjoyment of rights by other citizens. It is important to note that these protests were pre-meditated, pre-planned, masterminded and sponsored by external forces and local NGO’s who were working with some Civil Society organisations and some Workers Unions,”he said.