‘No justice’ for notorious massacre

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa denies any involvement in the notorious Matabeleland massacres of the early 1980s.

But he was in charge of state security when North Korean-trained security forces killed thousands.

Melwa Ngwenya, father to one of the victims, told the BBC justice has never been served. Families of those who died in the Matabeleland massacres say justice is yet to be served


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    Kutama 5 years ago

    We can rely on the British Govt. and the Foreign Office to pretend that nothing ever happened. Tat is how they handled it at the time – and now they will not change the their policy. It will all be jolly Emmerson Hockey Sticks and they will all “tear up the top copy.” The best indication for future behaviour is past behaviour. Mugabe got a Knighthood for the Gukuruhundi didn’t he?

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      Chatham House 5 years ago

      We now hear that Mugabe has been given an exit package of US$10 000 000? Is this the reward from Zanu and the international community for the Gukuruhundi? I mean – a bounty of US$500 a head for every innocent Matabele man, women and child that he murdered in the 80’s? That is – a Knighthood from HM the Queen for the Honour and then a financial reward some 35 years later? This will be a great day for Kissinger and Carrington – the master plan has finally been fully acknowledged? Perhaps Mugabe deserves another $10 million for the Land Reform Programme and then another $10 million for what he and Gono did with the pension funds with the printing press? Surely we could find a few more people to get a US$ 10 million hand shake whilst the West are busy congratulating Zanu on the last 38 years with handshakes to the left and the right? Perence Shiri will need US$10 million, then Chihuri then Jonathon Moyo, and of course Ignatius Chombo and Patrick Zhuwao and a few more heroes in Zanu? Khaya Moyo another US$10 million, Patrick Anthony Chinamasa, another ten and we cannot omit Made and Chiwenga?

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    Ndebele, Lupane, Nkayi, Tsholotsho, Bulawayo 5 years ago

    The good thing to do is to compensate families that lost their loved one during the massacre.
    That’s a good thing and reasonable way of healing the wounds created, than just to say sorry it was madness of people.

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    Chambara chakafuta 5 years ago

    When ndebeles moved to Zimbabwe they killed many shona people and taking all wemans and cattles but we have never asked for compasation. Now they must compasate us now.