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NPRC, Zapu hold memorial for Gukurahundi victims

10 Mar 2020 at 05:49hrs | Views
The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) at the weekend led political parties and villagers in a Zapu-organised memorial for 11 Gukurahundi victims.

Three of the victims were believed to be teachers and the others were either villagers or Zapu supporters killed on February 17, 1983 and buried in two shallow graves at Zibungululu Secondary School in Tsholotsho.

Meanwhile, the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has said it has started laying the groundwork for the process that will culminate in Gukurahundi exhumations, with President Mnangagwa expected to participate in an indaba to map the way forward.

The NPRC has since started training provincial peace committees that will engage people leading to public hearings and exhumations. President Mnangagwa has encouraged citizens to openly speak on Gukurahundi and has reiterated that no subject should be made taboo in resolving conflict.

The President has so far held two meetings with civil society and a separate one with chiefs to promote national healing.

The NPRC is expected to lead the exhumation and reburials of Gukurahundi victims, some of  whom were buried in mass and shallow graves at the height of the 1980s disturbances largely concentrated in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces.

Source - newsday
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