Articles tagged 'gukurahundi'

Concerns raised over Gukurahundi hearings 16 March 2019 Matabeleland chiefs fear that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) could miss crucial evidence on the Gukurahundi massacres of the early to mid 1980s, unless it abandons its current approach which focuses on cities and towns.
Gukurahundi haunts ED . . . minister says Mugabe is the culprit 9 March 2019 More than 22 years after the Gukurahundi massacres ended, that sad episode in Zimbabwe's history continues to rear its ugly head with the deputy minister of Defence, Victor Matemadanda this week rushing to defend President Emmerson Mnangagwa — seen as the chief architect of the atrocities.
'NPRC's Gukurahundi probe useless 5 March 2019 NATIONAL Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) is not capable of addressing the Gukurahundi question, Mthawakazi Republic Party (MRP) has said
Gukurahundi memories ignited 27 January 2019 BULAWAYO - For years, Bulawayo residents have been known to be easy-going when it comes to nationwide anti-government protests compared to Harare, which has somewhat emerged as the citadel in expressing grievances on national political issues. Some theories have been flying in the past that re...
Gukurahundi survivors plan skeleton demo 23 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Gukurahundi survivors have applied for permission to petition and hand over skeletons of victims of the 1980's mass killings to government to press authorities to attend to the emotive issue. According to a letter addressed to Bulawayo police dated January 4, the Gukurahundi survivo...
Unity Day loses its significance 23 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans observed the Unity Day holiday yesterday which went quietly unlike previous years when dozens of musicians celebrated this historical day with music and dance for the whole night. The musical performances which were free of charge used to rotate in all provinces and the sh...
Chiefs want lead role in Gukurahundi healing drive 6 December 2018 HARARE - Traditional chiefs have told President Emmerson Mnangagwa they want to take a leading role in solving the emotive Gukurahundi issue to overcome lingering resentment and achieve true reconciliation and justice. National Council of Chiefs president Fortune Charumbira told Mnangagwa at a...
Police block Gukurahundi demo 29 November 2018 BULAWAYO - Police here yesterday foiled a march by survivors and victims of the Gukurahundi atrocities. The march was set to begin at the Large City Hall Car Park and end at the Bulawayo High Court where a petition was meant to be delivered as part of a push to set up a special commission to a...
Chief Maduna pulls trigger again 28 November 2018 BULAWAYO - Outspoken Fibalusi Chief Vezi Maduna Mafu has raised the stakes against President Emmerson Mnangagwa after it emerged he recently wrote a letter to the United Nations (UN) appealing for its intervention on the highly-contested Gukurahundi matter. The new development comes after the ...
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...
'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...