Reburial of Moyo's father an eye-opener

EDITOR — The granting of the authority to exhume, for reburial in a decent place, the remains of Jonathan Moyo’s late father is a landmark development, which sets a precedence.

I have no doubt in my mind that many families who lost their beloved ones during what President Robert Mugabe described as a “moment of madness” would want their relatives reburied in family cemeteries alongside other family members.

I want to believe that most of the families who lost their beloved ones had always wished that they be buried in family cemeteries, but never hoped their requests would be entertained, and the lack of resources to follow the necessary procedure or even the knowledge that it is possible.

Indeed, resources will be a limiting factor for many families who may wish to have their beloved ones re-buried.

But the Mugabe regime, which is believed to have caused the deaths in the first place in that moment of madness, must foot the bill.

It may be difficult to identify the remains in cases where people were buried in mass graves, but I guess DNA verification can still be carried out.

Please, join me in encouraging people who lost their beloved ones to approach government on this issue.

And thank you to the Moyo family for setting the precedence.


Comments (1)

how many families will afford such?

one mistake - 28 November 2016

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