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Erection Of Gukurahundi Memorial Plaques Unlawful Acts - Charamba

Erection Of Gukurahundi Memorial Plaques Unlawful Acts - Charamba

The Government says the erection of Gukurahundi memorial plaques at the Bhalangwe mass graves site, Matabeleland South province, was an unlawful act.

The plaque, that was erected recently by pressure group, Ibetshu Likazulu, was bombed last week by suspected state security agents.

Speaking in an interview with CITE, Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet (Presidential Communications), George Charamba, said:

I think a criminal act was committed when an act was done out of the policy and the state was indifferent.

You don’t just in a sovereign country with a competent government just go and erect a monument in a community without involving the state. Where is that done? We are not a lawless society.

You don’t cherry-pick chiefs of the like mind of the activists and say you have chiefs on your side. It doesn’t work like that and we are talking tough on that one.

Charamba said the Government has nothing to do with the destruction of the plaques and will not get involved in the matter. He said:

Let that be very clear, they should never (erect plaques). It’s unlawful. So if anything becomes of that unlawful deed, it can’t be a problem of the state to explain on what basis, it’s an unlawful deed.

You take a risk which is an unlawful step, you live with the consequences and deal with those whatever becomes of it, it’s their business isn’t they feel strongly about it outside state parameters.

We are working on fixing wounds from early independence and if you listened to the President’s statement on the Unity Accord commemorations, we said the negative forces trying to sort of reactivating the spotlight on the conflict must be kept at bay and we meant it.

You can’t expect the police to police illegality or to account for it when it gets demolished, on what basis?

From your little hovel, you stand up to say you are going to raise a monument, as who?

Why don’t you win elections and establish your own government where you can do that?

You put your squatter camp along Umguza River and it’s raised to the ground by your girlfriend or boyfriend, you expect the police to be on standby to protect you?

There has been concern over theft and vandalism of Gukurahundi memorial plaques.

The plaques were erected in memory of thousands of people killed by the North Korean trained Fifth Brigade in the Midlands and Matebeleland provinces between 1982 and 1987.

More: CITE


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19 Comments

Mwana wevanhu 4 months ago

ndaifunga ndini ndega ndotevera macomments aBush Lawyer


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

IT IS FUNNY THAT IBETSHU LIKAZULU SAYS STATE SECURITY AGENTS ARE SUSPECTED OF HAVING DESTROYED THEIR PLAQUE AND GOVERNMENT REPRESENTITIVE SAYS THE ERECTION OF THE PLAQUE WAS UNLAWFUL. THEN THIS CONCRETISES THE SUSPICION THAT IT WAS DESTROYED BY STATE SECURITY AGENTS.

CAMARADA GEORGE CHARAMBA SAYS THOSE WHO ERECTED THE PLAQUE COMMITTED A CRIME, BUT DOES NOT MENTION WHAT CRIME WAS COMMITTED. IF THE CRIME IS COMMON LAW THEN TELL THE PUBLIC WAS COMMITTED AND IF IT IS A STATUTORY OFFENCE YOU MUST QUOTE SECTION AND CHAPTER CONTRAVENED IN THE COMMISSION OF THE OFFENCE.

THE FACT THAT THE PLAQUE HAS BEEN BOMBED ON MORE THAN TWO TIMES BY THE SAME MODUS OPERANDI { METHOD OF OPERATION } MAKES THE STATE CHIEF SUSPECT BECAUSE STATE SECURITY AGENTS ARE THE CUSTODIANS OF BOMBS.

IF CAMARADA GEORGE CHARAMBA SAYS IT IS CRIME OR AN OFFENCE, WHY DOES THE STATE NOT ARREST IBETSHU LIKAZULU AND TAKE IT COURT ?

{ WHERE IS GEORGE ? GEORGE WHERE ARE YOU ? { GEORGE STANDS UP } YAH YOU GEORGE, YOU HAVE NO POWERS TO SPEAK LIKE THAT TO MINISTERS, DO YOU HEAR ME ? { GEORGE NODS HIS HEAD IN AGREEMENT } YOU CAN SIT DOWN NOW. { GEORGE SITS DOWN }.

[ DOCTOR STOP IT VAIPENGA.]

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


Brixx 4 months ago

Saka Bush Lawyer wati totorara here mukoma wangu


T 4 months ago

Where is Mr Bush Lawyer?
This topic was definitely designed for him to comment 👀


Dudemaster 4 months ago

Bushlawyer madii apa ....takamirira


Mephistophles 4 months ago

'Iwe George. Iwe George. George huya pano. Unoita basa rekunyora zvinhu zvidina basa iwewe. You must Stop It. Gara pasi.' A certain Doctor Amai once said something to that effect. Why is Charamba always looking unkempt? A good shower and shave would make him look like a decent Presidential Spokesperson. Almost forty years after Gukurahundi, the government is still dithering and depriving closure to the families of the victims of the genocide. The slow pace and lack of seriousness & committment on the part of government is the reason why some people and organizations are taking matters into their own hands and erecting Gukurahindi Memorial plaques. Even if they are eyeying the 2023 general elections, that is their democratic right.


Munyah 007 4 months ago

Waiting for Bush lawyer's analysis on this interesting topic


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Tafman 4 months ago

Afer saying all this, charamba still denies the involvement of state agents in the distruction of these plaques 🙆🙆


MuGrade 2 4 months ago

You put your squatter camp along Umguza River and it’s raised to the ground by your girlfriend or boyfriend, you expect the police to be on standby to protect you?
You don’t cherry-pick chiefs of the like mind of the activists and say you have chiefs on your side. It doesn’t work like that and we are talking tough on that one.
we said the negative forces trying to sort of reactivating the spotlight on the conflict must be kept at bay and we meant it.

You can’t expect the police to police illegality or to account for it when it gets demolished, on what basis?

From your little hovel, you stand up to say you are going to raise a monument, as who?

Uhmmm this guy


Zodoc Chikaponya 4 months ago

Apa ED ngaadzinge munhu basa


Vax 4 months ago

Yaaa kune vanhu vanotonga,Asi mkaona zvava kudai ,kangoma korira kachidai mtambo wava padyo nekupera kangoma kacho kadambuka


TMT 4 months ago

IViolence ka iyi irikuda kutanga ka,handei tione


. 4 months ago

Chinobhururuka chinomhara


Zodoc Chikaponya 4 months ago

George Charamba ngaamboitawo semunhu akatingwareyi, Yes He might be right in His opinion but for a fact that's not how you respond if you are addressing a Nation at large. He shouldn't get involved rather He should have left this issue to the Chief of Police. Haungatauri zvakadayi its reckless haya handsati ndamboona mashura akadayi


MuGrade 2 4 months ago

Mutsvanga n Charamba are just but reckless like a broom..lack diplomatic skill.

Doroguru 4 months ago

Charamba now I understand why Doctor Amai called you a little boy. One day is one day wangu and your day is coming. Mark my words 🤞🤞


, 4 months ago

Yah mamwe mashoko so,mmmh hameno ikoko


Mutowo Paul 4 months ago

Baba Charamba Mashoko enyu aya kaaa hameno


Brixx 4 months ago

Baba Bush Lawyer hope yuh are typing a long essay over this issue ,pliz I can't wait to read your article bro


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