Articles tagged 'fifth brigade'

Activists heighten Gukurahundi advocacy 27 November 2018 BULAWAYO - Secessionist movement Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists have taken their Gukurahundi advocacy to another level after they unveiled T-shirts labelling themselves dissidents to the government. The T-shirts inscribed “I am the dissident that the Fifth Brigade was looking for” ar...
Maseko wants lift on Gukurahandi paintings ban 4 April 2018 BULAWAYO - It's exactly three years since visual artist Owen Maseko lost his fight to exhibit the controversial Gukurahundi-inspired paintings at the Bulawayo Art Gallery. Before the Supreme Court issued its order in April 2015, instructing the renowned artist to pull down his paintings — poli...
Mthwakazi youths arrest outrageous: Rights groups 2 January 2018 HARARE - Civil society groups have said it was an “outrage” for government to arrest 10 Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) youths who exercised their right to demonstrate in Bulawayo last weekend against President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his alleged involvement in the 1980s Gukurahundi genocide. Ab...
Mutasa defends ED on Gukurahundi 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former State Security minister Didymus Mutasa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unfortunate to be singled out and blamed for the Gukurahundi atrocities in the Midlands and Matabeleland regions as it was a collective decision taken by Cabinet as well as the Joint Operations Command (Jo...
Efforts to atone for Gukurahundi 25 March 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Magwegwe legislator Felix Mafa Sibanda — through his Post-Independent Survivors Trust (Pist) — is moving to pressure government to address Gukurahundi atrocities. The atrocities have become known as the country's worst genocide. Thousands of men, women and children were sh...