By Own Correspondent| Charity Manyeruke, a UZ lecturer sitting on the panel of Commissioners appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the August 1 2018 violence which resulted in 7 deaths is no longer in the Zanu Pf structures and fit to be on the panel because of her academic prowess, Zanu Pf has said.
Secretary for Legal Affairs in Zanu Pf Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said while Manyeruke was once in the party structures, she was no longer an active member of the party, a development which had led to her appointment as an independent election committee member for the party.
Manyeruke is one of the 7 members of the Kgalema Motlanthe led commission which was mandated by President Mnangagwa to investigate the events of August 1.
At least 7 people died while 14 others were injured after soldiers used live bullets to quell a protest by opposition supporters which had turned violent over delays in the release of presidential election results in Harare.
“We cannot take away her academic prowess and her ability just because she was once a Zanu PF member.
As far as I know, she is no longer in the structures because she was in the independent election committee for the party and all those members are not active participants of the party.
We must also understand that no one is truly apolitical. We all have a political party we support one way or another.”
Speaking of Professor Lovemore Madhuku, Mangwana said:
“On Madhuku, inasmuch as he is a losing presidential candidate, he is a lawyer of repute. We can’t take away that.
For your own information, we have seven people there and only two are being questioned. Still, it means that the five are beyond professional reproach.”