Mnangagwa “Commits” To Democracy While His Government Arrests Anti-Gukurahundi Activists

Mnangagwa “Commits” To Democracy While His Government Arrests Anti-Gukurahundi Activists

Source: Mnangagwa “Commits” To Democracy While His Government Arrests Anti-Gukurahundi Activists. | ZimEye

By Langton Ncube| President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ironically committed to democracy at a time his administration has arrested and detained eight activists for demanding his role in Gukurahundi massacres.

On 31 December in Bulawayo police and soldiers arrested, brutalized and detained eight Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) Youths for demonstrating against Mnangagwa’s involvement in Gukurahundi.

The youths wanted Mnangagwa to acknowledge his role during Gukurahundi which killed more than 20 000 innocent civilians in the early 1980s in Midlands and Matabeleland provinces.

The youths wanted him to begin the process of healing.

The eight youths have been charged with “insulting the person of the president”.

On the very day Mnangagwa issued out a statement saying that he was for the people.

“Fellow Zimbabweans whether at home or abroad, I would like to wish you and your families a very prosperous 2018. I also wish you good health, joy, peace and happiness,” he said in his maiden in-studio recording at Montrose Studios in Bulawayo.

“The New Year will undoubtedly have immense opportunities and its full share of challenges. But if we remain united as one people, nothing is insurmountable. Let us resolve to collectively work hard for the betterment of our country. The President implored Zimbabweans to thrive more than ever before, to be united in all endeavours, citing Psalms 133 Verse 1 which reads; “For it is indeed good and pleasant when God’s people live together in unity and harmony.”

“Government will continue to work tirelessly to create a peaceful and stable political and socio economic environment which will enable us to be a prosperous nation and to realise our full potential. 2018 should be the year of all Zimbabweans, 2018 should be the year of progress. 2018 should also be the year of credible, free and fair elections,” he said.

The arrest of the eight protesters has been condemned by Zapu and prodemocracy movements who have since demanded the immediate release of the protesters.


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    Fallenz 4 years ago

    Mnangagwa is committed to himself, his cadre, and ZANUPF…. nothing more. “Democracy” and the Constitution are defined only as fitting their purposes to keep their pockets full and Zim enslaved. They can not allow democracy and freedom to win, for those bring transparency, justice, and rule-of-law equally. As one writer expressed it, a few sham arrests is not evidence of democracy. Do not expect convictions and appropriate sentences. Whatever the future brings for Zimbabwe, do not expect revelations regarding rigged elections. Do not expect recovery of stolen millions and billions. Do not expect justice for Gukurahundi victims. Do not expect equality under the law. Otherwise, Mnangagwa would be convicted on multiple charges in every category. The new king (“His Excellency”?) reigns. His words, pronouncements, promises, and his definition of “reforms” are absolutely worthless… and Zimbabwe struggles on under colonization and slavery by its own.

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      Ndebele 4 years ago

      Zimbabwe is now blessed with a Psychpathic President, Psychopathic Vice President and two more Psychopaths in Home Affairs and Agriculture. What a fantastic start for Zimbabwe in 2018? All four will get a really good score on the Hare Psychopath Test. Beating, maiming, raping, torturing, murdering, stealing and destroying peoples’ lives are all great attributes if you are looking for a psychopath. Zanu should probably rebrand itself as the Zanu Psychopathic Front?

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      Wasn’t Mnangagwa just the other day saying he was a ‘servant’ of the people? Sounds like he is becoming a brutal dictator.

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    Amace Moyo 4 years ago

    These people deserve to be punished. Why make noise and destabilize the country for matters resolved with the Unity Accord. Gukurahundi matters were all resolved. Some people who want to gain political mileage and find fault with ED are the ones calling for such no sense. I think people should understand the difference between democracy and being an instigator of political violence. Besides do u want Zimbabwe to be like Rwanda?

    And remember ED was just a worker during gukurahundi and please don’t make him accountable he was not the president then. Ask Mugabe and the late Solomon Mujuru. I am ndebele and I was also affected in some ways but I understand gukurahundi was a necessary evil of the past. I think people should know the facts surrounding gukurahundi and not just be a barking dog. Thank you Mr president for arresting these fools who want to destabilize our country.