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Gukurahundi origins: The arms caches ‘crisis’ 1982

On February 6, 1982, then State Security minister Emmerson Mnangagwa convened a Press conference in Bulawayo, telling journalists gravely that he felt “very low” about a statement he had to make: The government had discovered around 60 arms caches in Matabeleland, half of them at Gwayi, the main base of Zapu’s military wing, Zipra, and […]

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