CSO plans Gukurahundi demo at UK embassy

HARARE - A local civil rights group has announced plans to stage a demonstration in the United Kingdom on February 10, to ratchet up pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to address the emotive Gukurahundi massacres.

The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (1893 MHRRM)’s supreme organ, the International Board, will hold the protest at Zimbabwe’s UK embassy.

“The demonstration will once more take place outside Zimbabwe’s UK embassy, the Zimbabwe House located at number 429 Strand, London, WC2R 0JR. The demonstration will take place from 1pm to 5pm on this day. The nearest train station is Charing Cross, London,” 1893 MHRRM said in a statement.

1893 MHRRM is a movement whose ultimate purpose is to restore the collective social, economic, educational, and cultural, language and territorial rights of the people of Mthwakazi (Matabeleland).

After this demo, the movement said it will organise the first Diaspora Matebele Genocide Conference in the UK in May or April.

In 1983, former president Robert Mugabe launched a massive security clampdown in parts of the Midlands and Matabeleland — the heartland of the Ndebele ethnic minority and a stronghold of his political rival, Joshua Nkomo — that claimed over 20 000 people.

Comments (3)

This is rubbish, in the 1800s the Ndebeleles used to come Mashonaland raiding and taking with them wifes of other people as well as looting everything within their way as well as raping and killing innocent people , but no one talks of it today. This group should first of all discuss this then go to the Gukurahundi issue.

Medie kasvaz - 15 January 2018

Its amazing how some do not wanna talk about Gukurahundi, they want to brush it aside by pulling the ndebele and shona 1800's war's how shameful and primitive we are now in a mordern era they do it that way 1800's we had no constitution, those who took part must be answerable or at least be asked. We should deal with matters by sweeping them under the carpet that's what has led us to the current Zimbabwe hasviite izvi

Simone S - 31 January 2018

Gukurahundi, Exposes the hate that is still in some, denial is evident when skulls were seen, many are banned from going to those areas till today, if nothing happened what is the cover up for, it's myopic and shallow June 27 2008 Also Happened takangoti Zete it's because of the culture or slackness in questioning the perpetrators, The Past will always haunt us if not dealt with

Simone S - 31 January 2018

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