Gukurahundi survivors trauma interventions start

CIVIL society organisations have started working on psycho-social interventions and support systems to assist Gukurahundi survivors deal with the trauma associated with their past experiences when the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2019


Chiefs reject Mnangagwa's Gukurahundi plan

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's cocktail of measures to pacify the south-western parts of the country that bore the brunt of the 1980s massacres by the army have been greeted by strident opposition fro...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 April 2019


'Visit to Gukurahundi genocide sites a Mnangagwa smokescreen attempt'

OPPOSITION Zapu has dismissed the planned visit by the country's peace commission to Gukurahundi sites in Matebeleland as an attempt by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to hoodwink the world into the fals...

By newzimbabwe | Published: 26 April 2019


Chiefs to set up Gukurahundi genocide taskforce

CHIEFS have unanimously resolved to urgently set up a taskforce to tackle the emotive Gukurahundi massacres that claimed about 20 000 lives in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces in the early 1980s.Th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 December 2018


'Gukurahundi wounds stalling progress'

The failure by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to openly apologise for past acts of State-sponsored violence targeting innocent citizens such as the Gukurahundi massacres is hindering Zimbabwe from movin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


Gukurahundi commission zeroes in on Gukurahundi

THE National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) says it has crafted a framework to manage the contentious Gukurahundi atrocities, covering issues such as exhumations and summoning of the alleg...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


'Over 20 000 killed during Gukurahundi'

ONE of the surviving researchers who compiled a report on the 1980s mass killings in Midlands and Matabeleland has said the documented 20 000 civilian deaths during Gukurahundi was a conservative figu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018


Gukurahundi haunts Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's bid to seal his position in the July 30 election is meant to mark a break with Robert Mugabe's violence-tainted rule. But massacres that took place decades ago are comin...

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Published: 09 July 2018


Jonathan Moyo pins Gukurahundi blame on Mnangagwa

Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo says he has always held President Emmerson Mnangagwa in contempt mainly for his role in the Gukurahundi atrocities which left an estimated 2...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 July 2018


Zhuwao's statements on gukurahundi reckless

Former National Healing minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu has  come out guns blazing against former president Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, over what he termed misguided statements on the Guk...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018


Punish Zanu PF for Gukurahundi, voters told

MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube has called on voters in Matabeleland to avoid voting Zanu PF because of its tainted history and refusal to apologise for the Gukurahundi massacres.Addressing a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 July 2018


Mugabe-organised starvation during Gukurahundi

This paper explores an episode of state-perpetrated extreme mass violence and atrocities in south-west Zimbabwe in the 1980s, with specific focus on Matabeleland South between February and April 1984,...

By Hazel Cameron | Published: 24 June 2018


CSO seeks Gukurahundi reparations

HABBAKUK Trust is lobbying regional and international rights groups to exert pressure on government to address the 1980s Gukurahundi mass killings.The Bulawayo-based civic organisation last week held ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2018


Chamisa hints at Gukurahundi let-off for Mugabe

THE MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa has hinted at possible forgiveness for former Robert Mugabe whose erstwhile administration has been accused of sanctioning the killing of an estimated 20,000 civ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 June 2018


Committee to tackle Gukurahundi, violence

THE National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) will soon set up a 10-member committee to investigate Gukurahundi atrocities and other political violence incidents that occurred in the country...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018


'Mugabe not sorely to blame for Gukurahundi'

Former president Robert Mugabe is not solely responsible for the infamous Gukurahundi disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands that saw an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians butchered by the North ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


Mnangagwa taken head-on over Gukurahundi

TWO Matabeleland-based opposition parties have launched a campaign to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to provide restorative justice to victims of Gukurahundi before even consideri...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 May 2018

Gukurahundi commission to open Facebook Page

THE National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) will soon open an official Facebook page to create a platform for members of the public to air their views on the post-independence disturbances...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 May 2018


Gukurahundi genocide case struck off court roll

A BULAWAYO High Court judge yesterday struck off the roll a case, where civic groups were suing former President Robert Mugabe and his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa over the 1980s Gukurahundi massacres...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 May 2018


'Mnangagwa must apologise for Gukurahundi genocide'

THE Zimbabwe Independent this week engaged former minister, senior Zanu-PF official and liberation struggle fighter retired Colonel Tshinga Dube who usually speaks out his mind, including during ex-pr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 May 2018


Police refuse to open Mugabe Gukurahundi docket

POLICE in Bulawayo yesterday reportedly declined to open a genocide docket against former President Robert Mugabe after members of the Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) sought to have him charged for Guk...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 March 2018


Zim genocide Commission set to start consultations

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission begins its nationwide consultations in Gwanda this Friday and says it expects people to come in their numbers to share issues to do with justice, recon...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 February 2018


Chiefs want to meet Chiwenga over Gukurahundi

Traditional leaders from Matabeleland have requested for a meeting with Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga to resolve the issue of Gukurahundi as a matter of urgency.The request was made in a letter ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 February 2018


Call for fresh Gukurahundi probe

POLITICAL and human rights activists based in Matabeleland have called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to urgently set up an independent commission of inquiry to probe all post-independence disturbanc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 January 2018


'I can help in bid to address Gukurahundi'

Ntabazinduna chief Nhlanhlayemangwe Ndiweni has said he will move to convince fellow traditional leaders in his bid to seek the best way forward in addressing the thorny Gukurahundi atrocities issue w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 January 2018

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