Articles tagged 'gukurahundi'

'Only UN can deal with Gukurahundi' 12 November 2018 HARARE - The United Nations is the most suitable organ to bring the controversial Gukurahundi issue to finality as domestic instruments are not fit to address the issue, a United Kingdom conference recently heard. Former MDC legislator and ex-minister of State in the Organ of National Healing ...
'Zanu PF, MDC have failed Matabeleland' 26 October 2018 HARARE - Former minister of State in the Organ of National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration, Moses Mzila Ndlovu, who is the guest speaker at the Gukurahundi commemorations scheduled for next month in the United Kingdom (UK) said both Zanu PF and the MDC have nothing to offer the Matabelela...
Gukurahundi documentary takes aim at ED 26 October 2018 HARARE - A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologise for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds. The screening in the capital, Harare, would have be...
We cannot bury our past 11 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Last week, Zenzele Ndebele premiered a new documentary at the Intwasa Arts Festival. It is about Gukurahundi, the code name used by Zimbabwe's security forces for the operation in which they massacred thousands of Ndebele people in the 1980s. It is the Shona word for “the early rain...
NPRC hails premiere of Gukurahundi documentary 2 October 2018 BULAWAYO - The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has hailed the  decision to publicly stage a documentary about the Gukurahundi genocide that had initially sparked complaints from the police that it was not cleared by the Censorship Board, with the State-run NPRC saying the film...
'Gukurahundi is our top priority' 27 September 2018 HARARE - Addressing the Gukurahundi Matabeleland massacres of the 1980's is among the top priorities that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission will tackle, chairperson Selo Nare said. At a peace dialogue yesterday, the retired High Court judge said Gukurahundi, as it is known, will...
Gukurahundi seeks to eclipse Intwasa 19 September 2018 BULAWAYO - A documentary which explores the post-independence political disturbances in the Matabeleland and Midlands provinces is set to be showcased here during the Intwasa Arts Festival, as the number of activists and artists trying to get closure on the massacres increase in the post-Mugabe e...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Govt tampers with Gukurahundi mass graves 12 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Political activists here have taken a swipe at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government for tampering with Gukurahundi mass graves at Bhalagwe Shrine, in Kezi, Matabeleland South Province. This comes after it emerged that government erased inscriptions on the mass graves leaving th...
Moyo pins Gukurahundi blame on ED, Mugabe 7 July 2018 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo says he has always held President Emmerson Mnangagwa in contempt mainly for his role in the Gukurahundi atrocities which left an estimated 20 000 people dead. He said although former president Robert Mugabe and ex-Defence min...
'Mugabe not sorely to blame for Gukurahundi'...it was a collective operation 3 June 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe is not solely responsible for the infamous Gukurahundi disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands that saw an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians butchered by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade, analysts contend. The analysts were responding to pronounce...
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...
ED not as feared as Mugabe 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - With a few months to go before the crunch harmonised elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has increasingly been under pressure to clear his name on the internationally-condemned Gukurahundi atrocities. His critics, particularly the civic society and opposition political parties, ...
Gukurahundi: The untold story 7 February 2018 BULAWAYO - A founding member of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZLWVA) John Netsiyanwa has challenged Zapu president Dubiso Dabengwa to come clean on his role in the emotive Gukurahundi disturbances, accusing him and the Zipra command of triggering the conflict back in the lib...
Apologise or face ICC 2 February 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe has to eat humble pie and lead the process of healing people in Midlands and Matabeleland who were victims of the infamous Gukurahundi. While Mugabe was forced to retire from politics, it is to his advantage to tackle the Gukurahundi issue and apologise ...
'Gukurahundi is Mugabe's baby' 31 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa should not apologise for the Gukurahundi massacres because that is not his ''baby'' but that of his former boss, Robert Mugabe, analysts contend although others feel he lost a golden chance to apologise on behalf of his Zanu PF party. The sentiments were r...
ED refuses to apologise for Gukurahundi 27 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has refused to apologise for the Gukurahundi massacres saying the measures he has put in place to deal with the emotive issue must be allowed to run their course. Mnangagwa was taken to task during an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thurs...
'I can help in bid to address Gukurahundi' 24 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Ntabazinduna chief Nhlanhlayemangwe Ndiweni has said he will move to convince fellow traditional leaders in his bid to seek the best way forward in addressing the thorny Gukurahundi atrocities issue which continues to haunt the country. The traditional leader also appealed for Zimba...
SOUTHERN NEWS | ED in fresh Zapu properties headache 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Zapu in conjunction with its former military wing Zipra has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the return of properties that were confiscated by the State soon before the onset of Gukurahundi in the early 1980s. In a letter gleaned by the Southern News dated November 29 an...
CSO plans Gukurahundi demo at UK embassy 15 January 2018 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 (189...
Moyo takes fight to Chiwenga 13 January 2018 HARARE - Ex-Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, expressing his disbelief and disappointment that the government has set up an ad-hoc committee led by the retired general to deal with the thorny issue of skyrocketing prices. In a series of fiery...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Tshinga Dube trolls Dabengwa 10 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Former War veterans minister Tshinga Dube has taken aim at Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa saying he failed to address the Gukurahundi by utilising his office at the time he was a Cabinet minister. While Dube agreed that there was need for a reconciliation and national healing strate...
'Address Gukurahundi for healing, reconciliation' 8 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s history is tainted with incidences of unresolved cases of politically- motivated violence and without a functional National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) complimenting other interventions that seek to build peace and reconciliation in communities, social cohesion ...
Stop Moyo's rants, govt urges Kenya 4 January 2018 HARARE - Government is exerting pressure on Kenyan authorities to silence self-exiled former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo (pictured) who is throwing tantrums at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration using microblogging site, Twitter. The sharp-tongued politician has been a p...
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...
Tsvangirai sues Mphoko for $2m 21 December 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has filed a $2 million defamation suit against former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko. The suit pertains to statements made by Mphoko claiming Tsvangirai had participated in the murder of at least 20 000 civilians in Matabeleland during the Gukurahundi e...