Mnangagwa The  Crocodile That Ate Ndebeles During Gukurahundi-Dabengwa 

Mnangagwa The  Crocodile That Ate Ndebeles During Gukurahundi-Dabengwa 

Source: Mnangagwa The  Crocodile That Ate Ndebeles During Gukurahundi-Dabengwa | ZimEye

By Langton Ncube|Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa said President Emmerson Mnangagwa was responsible for the killings of over 20 000 civilians in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces in the early 1980s during the Gukurahundi era and vowed to contest his legitimacy.

Dabengwa who was according to Daily News speaking at an event organised by pressure group Ibhetshu Likazulu to mark Gukurahundi on Unity Day, said Mnangagwa was as good as his predecessor Robert Mugabe.

“We continue to suffer silently, we continue to live in fear and the same crocodiles that devoured our people are still in power, they recently changed faces and names, the system and the attitudes simply mutated yet remain the same,”he said at this week.

“We have continued to suffer in silence simply because those who butchered our people, maimed our mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, raped our sisters and mothers destroyed our property are in charge of State power and they continue to frustrate every effort that we make to express the pain and grief that we are harbouring within ourselves,”he said.

Dabengwa added:“Gukurahundi did not only leave permanent scars nor did it end by the signing of the Unity Accord, it simply mutated from being direct violence into structural and systematic violence underpinned by grossly centralised system of governance that is grotesquely corrupt and self-serving, characterised by gross marginalisation of the same communities that were affected by Gukurahundi.

Thousands of our people were never accounted for, they lie in mass graves scattered around the country and their families have lived in trauma for the past 35 years, seeking closure but being denied every opportunity for truth recovery and transitional justice”.


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    Ndonga 5 years ago

    Hear, Hear…

    What we must do is comfort ourselves with what the Good Book tells us about such situations…

    Galatians 6:7 tells us: “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap”.

    In the Gukurahundi sowing many, many innocents were killed or maimed, and the sowers of this tragedy have yet to reap their punishment harvest.

    For after all is said and done, God cannot be mocked.

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      Ndebele 5 years ago

      The truth will set us free. For as long as the UN and SADCC intentionally and wilfully ignore Mugabe’s, Munungagwa’s and Shiri’s genocide in Matabeleland so there cannot be meaningful progress. The Gukuruhundi needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency no matter how painful for Zanu who inflicted it. Zanu telling the world that they are Restoring Legitimacy is a pipe dream of note. With Shiri and Munungagwa at the helm with Chiwenga – they are simply Mugabe Wannabees. They Wannabee powerful and respected elders in the Zimbabwean community – but they probably have just too much post independence blood on their hands?

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    Black kambizi 5 years ago

    Let bygones be bygones. We can’t be slaves of the past. We should be the champions of our future. We can’t change our past but can change our destiny only if we are future oriented.

    Should we always think of how ndebeles were treating shonas in 1890s? Definitely not. A lot happened but we are saying let bygones be bygones for peace, stability and economic growth to take us out of poverty through this new government.

    Insults after insults of the new government cannot change our past. Let us work for an inclusive Zimbabwe as articulated by the new president Mnangagwa and his cabinet and not concentrate on opening fresh wounds.

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      Kutama 5 years ago

      Oh yes that is brilliant for those not affected! Shiri will now cruise around the people that he abused and raped?

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    Dubbozimbo 5 years ago

    Nothing will change until Zimbabweans get rid of Zanu, they have lied to you, stolen from you and killed you. Yet you still vote for them? Demand free and fair elections or destroy Zanu, the choice is yours.

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    Black kambizi has a point. Let us try to forget the ills of the past as we together forge forward for a better future. Digging into the past will rekindle division and hatred. We are surely better off united and forward looking.