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Discussion on August 1 army shootings in #Zimbabwe – hosted by Jestina Mukoko

One year on, the soldiers who opened fire on protesters in the aftermath of the general elections in Zimbabwe, killing at least six of them and causing injuries to scores more, have still not been held accountable for their actions nor have the victims been compensated.

The army, which was illegally deployed, used live ammunition to disperse protests in the capital Harare, after delays in the release of the presidential election results by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

After the shooting on 1 August 2018, the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed that three people were killed when soldiers fired at demonstrators as they ran away. The number was later confirmed to be six. Some of the injured and dead were shot from the back.