Articles tagged 'gukurahundi'

ZBC defends Parly 'censorship' 6 May 2017 HARARE - State-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) — managers of ZTV — has defended its censorship of live parliamentary debates, arguing it was their editorial policy, targeted at making the channel family friendly. This comes after opposition political parties yesterday slammed t...
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...
Tsvangirai savages 'Gukurahundi bash' 21 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has slammed President Robert Mugabe for holding his multi-million dollar birthday celebrations this coming Saturday near the graves of Gukurahundi victims who were slain by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade in the early 1980s. Mugabe, who turns 93...
Mugabe birthday bash on Feb 25 10 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebrations will be held on February 25 in Matopos, Matabeleland South, Zanu PF youth league announced yesterday. Addressing the media yesterday the league's leader, Kudzanai Chipanga, said “the party is now geared for the event”. “On Februa...
Regretful Mujuru savages Mugabe 8 February 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru says she “regrets” that she had not spoken out earlier against the excesses of President Robert Mugabe, Zanu PF and the government while she was still in the ruling party. Addressing civil society organisations in Bulawayo last week,  Mujuru also lai...
Things fall apart, as Mphoko breaks wind 6 February 2017 HARARE - That Zimbabwe once again finds itself on the edge politically and economically — and that the centre can no longer hold both within the ruling Zanu PF and in government — is not a subject for speculation or conjecture anymore. Indeed, it does not matter which way long-suffering Zimbab...
Mphoko makes a fool of himself 6 February 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko embarrassed himself on national television on Saturday evening when he alleged, with a straight face, that popular political leader Morgan Tsvangirai was once involved in an assassination attempt on the late national icon Joshua Nkomo and was also behind...
Calls to boycott Mugabe bash 3 February 2017 BULAWAYO - MDC vice president, Thokozani Khupe, has joined the loudening chorus by opposition and civil society groups who are calling for a boycott of President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebrations in Matobo. The bash, organised by the 21st February Movement, will be hosted by Matabelel...
'Mnangagwa not to blame for Gukurahundi' 24 January 2017 HARARE - Civil rights activists yesterday accused Norton independent MP Temba Mliswa of denying the scope of the Gukurahundi genocide after the voluble legislator said Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not to blame for the killing of 20 000 civilians in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces...
Damaging claims on Gukurahundi released 20 January 2017 HARARE - The Americans have released damaging claims of who among Zimbabwe's ruling class allegedly directed the Gukurahundi massacres of the early 1980s, in which an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians were killed by the army mainly in Matabeleland and the Midlands. According to declassified ...
Mugabe bash re-opens old wounds 19 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Opposition political parties and civic organisations have described as insensitive Zanu PF youth league's decision to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday in Matobo District, Matabeleland South, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Gukurahundi atrocities. Mugabe's annua...
Opposition slams Unity Day over Gukurahundi 23 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition politicians have said there was nothing to celebrate on Unity Day following Zanu PF's failure to sincerely address the Gukurahundi atrocities. The atrocities and human rights violations that were perpetrated in Matabeleland and Midlands by the North Korean-trained Fifth Bri...
Group appeals to Mphoko over Gukurahundi 14 December 2016 BULAWAYO - A Bulawayo-based pressure group — Ibhetshu Likazulu (Likazulu) — has appealed to Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to intervene in their elusive bid to get police clearance to commemorate victims of the Gukurahundi massacre. This comes after police on Monday once again barred the gr...
Social movements in Gukurahundi prayers 13 December 2016 HARARE - Ahead of the 30th anniversary of Zimbabwe's notorious Gukurahundi massacre, social movements are coming together for prayer vigils and grief counselling to release an unprecedented statement calling for forgiveness, repentance, truth, justice and reconciliation. Speaking to the Daily ...
'Go now and we won't hound you' 30 November 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has assured President Robert Mugabe that if the increasingly frail nonagenarian retires from office now, long-suffering Zimbabweans would ensure that he will not suffer retribution or end up being hauled before the courts for the human rights violation...
Reburial of Moyo's father an eye-opener 13 October 2016 EDITOR — The granting of the authority to exhume, for reburial in a decent place, the remains of Jonathan Moyo's late father is a landmark development, which sets a precedence. I have no doubt in my mind that many families who lost their beloved ones during what President Robert Mugabe describ...
Storm over Gukurahundi threats 11 June 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe torched a political storm on Thursday when he described recent pronouncements by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa should be his guaranteed heir, as akin to the behaviour of dissidents. A ...
'Mugabe evokes Gukurahundi memories' 11 June 2016 HARARE - Opposition political parties have said President Robert Mugabe's “reckless” statements in which he referred to war veterans rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidential ambitions as dissidents evokes painful Gukurahundi memories, a chapter they say is still to be clos...
'Mnangagwa should apologise first for Gukurahundi' 17 May 2016 BULAWAYO - It will be prudent for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to issue a public apology on his role during the Gukurahundi atrocities if he truly aspires to be the next president of Zimbabwe, ex-Education minister David Coltart has said. Responding to a question on the VP's suitability f...
Zapu dares Mnangagwa on Gukurahundi 4 April 2016 BULAWAYO - With former Education minister David Coltart opening a can of worms with his recently released autobiography — the Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has dared beleaguered Vice President Emmerson Mngangagwa to come clean on the role he played in the Gukurahundi atrocities. Although President ...
Justice perm sec wades into Coltart, Mnangagwa row 24 March 2016 BULAWAYO - The Justice minister is not intimidating anyone against openly speaking about the Gukurahundi atrocities but will not hesitate to actively act upon falsehoods, a senior official said yesterday. The permanent secretary in the Justice ministry, Virginia Mabhiza, said yesterday the min...
Coltart attacks VP over Gukurahundi 23 March 2016 BULAWAYO - Former Education minister David Coltart says he is ready to face Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in court after the Midlands godfather threatened to sue him over remarks that the VP allegedly made at the time of the Gukurahundi massacres in the early 1980s. In an interview with th...
Ask for forgiveness, Mugabe advised 10 January 2016 BULAWAYO - President Robert Mugabe has been advised to apologise for the Gukurahundi massacres of the early 1980s that left an estimated 20 000 people dead mainly in Matabeleland and the Midlands. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News on Sunday at the weekend, respected politician and f...
'Mujuru will act on Gukurahundi' 14 December 2015 BULAWAYO - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru will act decisively on the thorny military killings of the early 1980s, known as Gukurahundi — that left an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians dead mainly in Matabeleland and the Midlands — when she comes to power, one of her aides says. Addressin...
Msipa opens lid on Gukurahundi 27 November 2015 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder, Cephas Msipa, has penned a book that could set the cat among the pigeons within government circles as it spotlights on democracy deficiencies in the country and how authorities did little as an estimated 20 000 innocent people, mainly in Matabeleland and the Midl...