Tag Archives | Gukurahundi

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Mugabe’s Gukurahundi role exposed

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, some of his ministers and senior army officials were closely involved in the planning and execution of the Gukurahundi massacres, new research and recently declassified Australian government documents have revealed.

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Mthwakazi wants out of Zimbabwe

ANOTHER secessionist party was launched in Bulawayo on Saturday, promising to push for the “independence” of the south western parts of the country within two years.

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Fight over Zipra property hots up

THE fight by former Zipra combatants to reclaim their properties which were seized by government at the height of the Gukurahundi era in the early 1980s has taken a new twist

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Nyarota threatens NewsDay

GEOFFREY Nyarota, a prominent journalist and editor, has threatened to sue NewsDay for $1 million over a letter to the editor published by the newspaper in December last year.

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Nkomo hurt by Gukurahundi: Brother

THE late Vice-President John Nkomo was deeply hurt by the Gukurahundi massacres that left thousands dead in Matabeleland and Midlands, his younger brother has said.

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‘No to Bhalagwe heroes acre’

MDC-T MP for Matobo South Gabriel Ndebele says he will request government to remove the heroes’ acre from Bhalagwe camp which was allegedly used as a concentration base during Gukurahundi in the 1980s.

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Push to declare Gukurahundi a genocide

A coalition of Matabeleland activists, uMthwakazi Review, has come up with a petition to push for the recognition of Gukurahundi as genocide by countries such as the United Kingdom, United States and South Africa.

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‘US was too busy to stop Gukurahundi’

UNITED STATES ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, has said his country was too pre-occupied with limiting the spread of communism to intervene in the Gukurahundi massacres which claimed an estimated 20 000 people from Matabeleland and Midlands in the 1980s.

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