Articles tagged 'gukurahundi'

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...
ED in Gukurahundi test 20 December 2017 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's position on the emotive Gukurahundi issue will be put to test this Friday when the controversial pressure group Ibhetshu Likazulu holds its annual celebrations to mark the end of the genocide. According to human rights activists, about 20 000 innocent ...
Civic groups want proper national healing 13 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Civic  and opposition groups in Matabeleland region have challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to show commitment towards providing meaningful national healing to the victims of the Gukurahundi atrocities. Among some of the steps that government should take, include a...
'Help us on Gukurahundi' 6 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Popular pressure group Ibhetshu Likazulu, which for years has been fighting a somewhat losing battle to have the Gukurahundi atrocities nationally recognised under former president Robert Mugabe's regime, has pinned hope on new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Ibhetshu's secretary-gene...
'Gukurahundi was a collective decision' 3 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains a closed book for most people. Some say he is cruel while others say he is as soft as wool. The Daily News on Sunday's chief writer Fungi Kwaramba sat down with former Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa, who has known the Zanu PF ...
Moyo declares war on Mnangagwa 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, claiming the incumbent was under a false sense of victory that would soon come to an end. Currently in the sanctuary of self-imposed exile, Moyo warned Mnangagwa that if he thou...
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...
Mugabe immunity deal questioned 25 November 2017 HARARE - There has been mixed reactions to a secret deal granting immunity from prosecution to former President Robert Mugabe. The 93-year-old ex-president was reportedly granted a $10 million golden handshake, immunity from prosecution and secured assurances that he and his family will be pro...
Low IDs uptake in Matabeleland 5 November 2017 HARARE - Members of Parliament's thematic committee on Peace and Security have queried why the Matabeleland region recorded low numbers during the national identity documentation (ID) issuance blitz by the Registrar-General (RG)'s office. This comes amid concerns that most people in the region...
Police block Gukurahundi commemoration 23 October 2017 KEZI - There was drama in Kezi, Matabeleland South Province on Saturday, when Ibhetshu Likazulu pressure group activists led by Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa confronted dozens of riot police who had blocked their way to Bhalagwe, one of Gukurahundi atrocities flash points. The visit was meant...
'Stop using Gukurahundi for personal gain' 11 October 2017 HARARE - Former Magwegwe legislator Felix Mafa, who is on a solo crusade to have closure on the Gukurahundi atrocities, has challenged Zanu PF to stop an indirect election campaign using the atrocities. Under his registered organisation the Post Independent Survivors Trust (Pist) which was est...
Ndanga pushes for Gukurahundi reparations 29 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Government must atone for the Gukurahundi genocide and move forward with a plan to give reparations to the victims of the crackdown, in which the army's North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade killed an estimated 20 000 people, most of them from the Matabeleland region, Apostolic Christian ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | AAG reports town clerk to Mugabe 20 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Indigenous pressure group, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), has written to President Robert Mugabe to express its unhappiness with the decision by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to allocate gold claims to town clerk Christopher Dube and George Mlilo — the permanent secretary in the...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Tshinga Dube, Mlala tiff escalates 19 July 2017 BULAWAYO - The infighting over President Robert Mugabe's succession has widened divisions among the country's boisterous liberation war fighters, with high-profile war veterans — Tshinga Dube and George Mlala — escalating their tiff this week. Of late, Dube — the War Veterans minister — has be...
Zanu PF MPs want Gukurahundi buried 19 May 2017 HARARE - The Gukurahundi genocide must not be addressed by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC) as it will open old wounds, Zanu PF lawmakers have said. Zanu PF Bindura South legislator Remigious Matangira told the National Assembly on Tuesday during the NPRC Bill debat...
MPs fume over Mphoko Parly 'bunk' 11 May 2017 HARARE - Legislators on Tuesday slammed Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko for bunking the National Assembly during the second reading of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill. This was after Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere delivered the second reading speech...