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'Perence Shiri repented of Gukurahundi sins'

by Mandla Ndlovu
06 Nov 2019 at 14:24hrs | Views
The notorious former Commander of the Fifth Brigade Perence Shiri repented of the Gukurahundi atrocities that he Commanded during the early years of Zimbabwe's Independence.

This was revealed by the late ZAPU leader Dumiso Dangwa during a meeting with the former American Ambassador James D. McGee.

The conversation is contained in a Wikileaks cable Canonical ID:08HARARE200_a

Read the full cable below:

Perence Shiri, Commander of the Air Force, had long been critical of Mugabe's leadership and his unwillingness to permit change within ZANU-PF. He had repented of his role in Gukurahundi, the Matabeleland massacres instigated by Mugabe in the early 1980s. Defense Forces Commander Constantine Chiwenga, on the other hand, was so corrupt that "he would rather sink with the ship than oppose the captain."

(NOTE: Chiwenga recently told The Standard newspaper that "elections are coming and the army will not support or salute sell-outs and agents of the West before, during and after the presidential elections

Source - Byo24News