President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s violence in Harare, and also wished those injured a speedy recovery.

Three people were confirmed dead in the violence and President Mnangagwa took to his twitter account this morning to express his grief.

I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s violence. All human life is sacred, and their deaths are a tragedy, irrespective of the circumstances. I would also like to wish a speedy recovery to all those injured in yesterday’s events. They, alongside the families of the victims, are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. The most important thing for us now is to move beyond yesterday’s tragic events, and to move forward, together,” he wrote.

President Mnangagwa also called for an independent investigation into what occurred in the capital.

“I am therefore calling for an independent investigation into what occurred in Harare yesterday. We believe in transparency and accountability, and those responsible should be identified and brought to justice,” he said.

The President said it is important that people remain united and peaceful, adding that he has been communicating with MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to immediately diffuse the situation.

“It is also more important than ever that we are united, and commit to settling our differences peacefully and respectfully, and within the confines of the law. We have been in communication with Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to immediately diffuse the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the peace we hold dear. Together, we must lead by example and show all Zimbabweans that peace is paramount. This land is home to all of us, and we will sink or swim together,” he said.