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1893 MHRRM ups its Gukurahundi Genocide Demos Campaign in London and Johannesburg

by Thembani Dube
17 Dec 2017 at 15:08hrs | Views
Gratitude and many thanks
First and foremost, we extend our gratitude and many thanks to the BBC and Al Jezeera for highlighting our Genocide. Many thanks are extended to Jeremy Paxman of Panorama Programme, Peter Godwin, Dr Hazel Cameroon as well as many others who have done so. Please click the following links to learn more about the Matebele Genocide.

The 1893 MHRRM 23rd December 2017 Scheduled Demos
The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (1893 MHRRM) demonstrations against the Zimbabwean government for the genocide this government committed against the Matebele people in 1983 will go ahead this coming Saturday, 23rd December 2017 in London, UK and in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Demo in the United Kingdom, is taking place at the Zimbabwe Embassy, the Strand from 13:00 hrs to 16:00hrs and will be blessed by several solidarity speakers from other suppressed Nations around the world.

The Demo in South Africa will start with a march from Jobert Park to Berea Park at 11:30hrs to 15:00hrs. Various Matebeleland groups and leaders are invited and expected to grace the Demo and give speeches regarding this genocide and the demand for the Restoration of our Nation. The Demo is blessed with Loyiko theatre group that will be performing their legendary Gukurahundi Genocide play on the day.

In 1983, the then Government of Robert Gabriel Mugabe unleashed a North Korean trained crack unit called the 5th Brigade of Zimbabwe in Matebeleland. This unit caused a lot of untold suffering in its genocidal forays in our territory and turned Matebeleland into its ethnic killing fields and into its ethnic "rivers of blood". It also turned Matebeleland into an Auschwitz concentration camp of Africa never witnessed in Africa.

Between 50 000 and 100 000 Matebele people died in this genocide. The CCJP report puts a conservative number of more than 20 000 as it was researched in a climate of fear and therefore its estimate figures are extremely conservative. Millions were driven from their homes to neighbouring countries and to overseas countries. Thousands endured torture and rape of unimaginable proportions. The survivors remain traumatised, enslaved and held hostage in Zimbabwe by the same tyrannical rulers who committed and continue to commit heinous crimes against them.

To this day, this ethnic cleansing and Genocide continues unabated under different forms and guises including cultural and linguistic genocide as well as the brazen confiscation of Matebele Land. The Matebele rights and that of others are violated with impunity. The Matebele are not allowed to assembly and exercise their cultural rights. Any form of assembly invites beatings and arrests.

The ring leaders of this ethnic genocide against the Matebele were Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the deposed President of Zimbabwe, the current President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who at the time was the State Security Minister, Constatino "Dominic Chinenge" Chiwenga, the current Army General who deposed Mugabe through a Coup D'├ętat, the late Army General Commander, Rex Nhongo Mujuru, Air Force Commander, Perence "Bigboy" Shiri who was the then Commander of the 5th Brigade and now the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and  the former Defence Minister, Sydney Sekeramai among many others.

At the time of the genocide, Perence Shiri assumed a godly status and blasphemously nick-named himself "Black Jesus" as he engaged in his genocidal forays in Matebeleland with reckless abandon.
The current military-imposed President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the then State Security Minister, compared the Matebele people, in April 1983, to "cockroaches" that needed to be killed with a now banned insecticide called DDT. The North-Korean trained 5th Brigade crack unit became the DDT insecticide that fumigated the Matebeles to agonizing deaths with reckless abandon.
At the time of the genocide, the military-imposed President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa made statements that fuelled the genocide, such as,

"Blessed are they who will follow the path of the Government laws, for their days on earth will be increased. But woe unto those who will choose the path of collaboration with dissidents for we will certainly shorten their stay on earth.'


Driven by fear to protect themselves, the majority of the ring leaders of the genocide have carried a Coup Detat in Zimbabwe and installed the then State Security Minister, who was the leading figure in the Genocide campaign against the Matebele, Emmerson Mnangagwa, as the President of Zimbabwe.

In the midst of this unfolding dangerous militarization of a government in Zimbabwe by genocidalists and the public Genocide Denials, the authentic Matebele voice about this genocide is being drowned out. We can also speak for ourselves. We have a voice. At the same time, we appreciate all those who have spoken on our behalf and the media that has given our tragedy the attention it deserves. It is however time to hear our voice too, to add to the voices already out there. We therefore make an appeal to Matebeles, friends of the Matebele and anyone who is horrified by this genocide to come and join us on the 23rd December 2017 to send a strong message to the world that tyranny must not be rewarded.

The Matebele Genocide Matters. Truth, Justice and Reparations for this Genocide matters!

Give us a hand, give us a voice and together we expose tyranny for what it is!

Bring your Banner!

Source - Thembani Dube, 1893 MHRRM Co-Secretary for Information and Publicity

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