Gukurahundi back in the spotlight

BULAWAYO - Gukurahundi atrocities that befell Zimbabwe African People’s Union (Zapu) supporters in the early years of independence have been revisited by a new book titled Guveya.

The book by the 26-year-old Crispen Ndlovu is the latest attempt to tackle the emotive post-independence political disturbances.

Ndlovu told the Daily News that his book documents part of the history that has been left out.

“The book looks at the period from 1983 to the 2013 elections,” said Ndlovu.

“But mainly the focus is on the Gukurahundi killings that took place in Matabeleland and Midlands regions. Also in the book is the political violence that has been taking place since the beginning of the millennium.”

The Bulawayo-based author says those who witnessed the atrocities have a duty to document this unfortunate part of history.

“I have realised that most of our history has been documented but the Gukurahundi era has not been thoroughly captured which is unfair for the next generation.

“My hope is to see the book being adopted as a set book so that school children can get to know of what really happened in this part of the country,” added Ndlovu.

The upcoming Bulawayo author, who is inspired by fellow Bulawayo-born author Christopher Mlalalazi, says the Gukurahundi issue needs to be openly discussed to foster healing.

Ndlovu plans to hold a second launch for the Book in Harare next year.

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alleluya to this

Santos - 14 January 2015

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