Zimbabwe Deputy Minister Says Mugabe Should Be Tried For Gukurahundi

Zimbabwe Deputy Minister for Defence and War Veterans Affairs Victor Matemadanda

A government minister says that former President Robert Mugabe should face trial for the Gukurahundi massacres.

Deputy Minister for Defence and War Veterans Affairs Victor Matemadanda said this in a video uploaded on SMTV on Saturday.

Said Matemadanda:

He must be tried for the people he killed through Gukurahundi. Chiefs must take him and try him and make him pay for his sins. He has plenty of cattle at his Gushungo Dairy and that is how he can exorcise Ngozi [avenging spirit]. He is old, but still coherent and must be tried.

When we talk about the old man — the Mugabe mythology. You may want to forgive the old man, but I don’t think he deserves forgiveness, because surely, surely Mugabe tells Mnangagwa not to kill people … it’s unheard of. Mugabe, telling people not to kill each other. Who is the specialist?

Some of us survived because of our speed to run away. Even Mnangagwa he is talking to … he forgets that he escaped death from him. Maybe he (Mugabe) is the known and approved hangman or killer. I think he (Mugabe) wanted to say you are taking away my job (of killing people) because that’s his job.

I went to Matabeleland and Midlands. I come from the Midlands and I said this man is old but still coherent. Chiefs, take this man, he has cattle at Gushungo Dairy. Because avenging spirits are settled by paying cattle and he must be tried for Gukurahundi massacres so that we can close this case.

Gukurahundi is a term used to refer to disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands in the 1980s which resulted in the death of an estimated 20,000 Ndebele people. It was carried out by the North Korean trained 5th Brigade which was an elite regiment of the… Read More About Gukurahundi