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Gukurahundi: People Need Development, Not Reminder Of Painful Things - Mpofu

Gukurahundi: People Need Development, Not Reminder Of Painful Things - Mpofu

ZANU PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu has said victims of the Gukurahundi killings do need development, not a reminder of their painful history.

Gukurahundi is a term used to refer to killings in Matabeleland and Midlands in the 1980s which resulted in the death of an estimated 20 000 people.

It was carried out by the North Korean trained 5th Brigade which was an elite regiment of the Zimbabwe Defence ForcesGukurahundi is derived from a Shona language term which loosely translates to “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains”.

The nation has so far failed to find an everlasting solution to the issue with the Unity Accord signed by Zimbabwe’s two major nationalist movements namely the Zimbabwe African People’s Union led by Joshua Nkomo and the Zimbabwe African National Union led by Robert Mugabe only managing the situation thus far.

Speaking in Jotsholo on Saturday, 28 May 2022 at the burial of a traditional leader, Chief Vusumuzi Khumalo Mabhikwa of Lupane, Mpofu said everyone talking about Gukurahundi was not a nation-builder. He said:

… abantu kabafuni ukuti babe lokuKhunjuzwa izinto ezibuhlungu bafuni intuthuko besiya phambili [people don’t want to be reminded of painful things, they want development going forward.]

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Others say truth, justice and reconciliation is the only solution to the matter.

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14 Comments

ok 4 weeks ago

this censorship is too much


ok 4 weeks ago

sei zvichiitika sekunge **** ne**** vanhu vaviri vakasiyana maitiro avo asi tose tirimazimbabwean. ndaneta nayo nyaya dzegukurahundi. we have to move forward and not remain stagnant. whats done is done.


𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒛𝒂 1 month ago

𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒁𝑨𝑵𝑼 𝒑𝒇 𝒇𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒆. 𝑾𝒆 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝑴𝒑𝒐𝒇𝒖 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝑴𝒐𝒛𝒂𝒎𝒃𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒕 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒂 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝑮𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂, 𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒁𝑨𝑵𝑼 𝒑𝒇 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔. 𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒔𝒉𝒖𝒂 𝑵𝒌𝒐𝒎𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅, 𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆'𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔.


c bee 1 month ago

fsek obhedi


Dr Xxx 1 month ago

Mpofu is talking like this coz he ddnt lose relatives. He s just saying this to please his masters. People lost their loved ones and they want closure. Politicians just sing for their supper


Mmmm 1 month ago

Only when those responsible are held accountable for the genocide will the matter be put to rest.


Anonymous 1 month ago

This one is a disgrace to the ndebele community, a sellout. How can we move to the following chapter without closing the current one?. We cant ignore a murderer, we do not know what the future holds, what if they intend to murder again. Ndebele people are always fearing for their lives bcuz of gukurahundi. Growing up i always heard that if u go to bulawayo be careful, pple over there are very violent. But I now understand that it was caused by the govt. They are alert and ready to defend. Close that chapter ZANU PF!!


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Sekuru waBona 1 month ago

there are some people in zanu now when there is change in leadership who doesn't deserve pardon namely

chinamasa
the mutsvangwaz
mangwana nick
July moyo
obert mpofu

and more


Rundofa 1 month ago

This gvt should vacate n the issue might disappear...

...Vote CCC...


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Obert Mpofu's comments are commendable, but occasions like Gukurahundi cannot be swept under the carpet. The only way to defuse the citizens anger is to speak openly about it, make good whatever must be made good and move on.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Correct me if I am wrong.
In saying that people who talk about Gukurahindi are not nation builder, I presume the corollary to what Obert Mpofu is saying is that those who perpetrated Gukurahundi were building the nation?

May the dear Lord have mercy upon your soul Obert.


Maparamuro 1 month ago

Has zanupf provided the development nhai ****uguru?



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