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Gukurahundi library to be launched

by Mandla Ndlovu
06 Apr 2019 at 11:52hrs | Views
Journalist Zenzele Ndebele says he is working on setting up a Gukurahundi library that will tell the story of the ethnic genocide that claimed close to 20 000 citizens of Matabeleland and Midlands.

Ndebele said he conceptualized the idea after President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently told members of the Matabeleland Collective that Gukurahundi is not a forbidden subject to discuss.

"In a recent meeting with civil society at the state house in Bulawayo, the President said we should talk about Gukurahundi freely. In that spirit, I am setting up a Gukurahundi library. If you have any books, pictures etc you want to donate to the library please Contact me." Ndebele said.

Speaking with Civic Society leaders in Bulawayo last month Mnangagwa said the issue of Gukurahundi should be openly discussed be it on radio, television or anywhere. He said the issue of compensatory development should also be looked into.

Mnangagwa is fingered as one of the key implementers of Gukurahundi during his days as State Security Minister.

Documents reveal that the most brutal force during Gukurahundi was the Central Intelligence which reported to President Mnangagwa.

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