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Justice Min Ziyambi Says Government Will Never Arrest Gukurahundi Perpetrators

Justice Min Ziyambi Says Government Will Never Arrest Gukurahundi Perpetrators

Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has the government has no intention to ever arrest anyone implicated in perpetrating the Gukurahundi genocide.

According to the minister, the perpetrators were forgiven by late former President Mugabe in a blanket amnesty.

Ziyambi Ziyambi spoke in Geneva, Switzerland this week where he is leading a delegation from Zimbabwe to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

He also objected to the genocide being referred to as a ‘massacre’, saying it was a ‘disturbance’.

Said Ministyer Ziyambi Ziyambi:

We united our people and parties and that concluded that process at that juncture. We do not have the mandate to go after people and arrest them because of the amnesty that was declared

Lastly, madam chair I would like to place on record our objection to use of the term of massacres, where reference is made to disturbances in parts of our country shortly after attainment of sovereign independence in 1980.

Soon after independence, because of our close proximity with South Africa that was still under apartheid, there were again disturbances that led to what you refer as Gukurahundi; it was not one sided, and it wasn’t confined to Matabeleland and Midlands but even parts from where I come from, because on the other side, I also lost relatives to dissidents.

In 1987, there was a political settlement to ensure that we bring our people together after the signing of the unity accord between the parties that were involved.

In terms of what you call justice for the victims, we are conflicted in that there was a general amnesty that was declared and we now need to conclude it by ensuring that concerns of the community like if there were those that did not have birth certificates, if they are children that need documentation which we have already started.

Commenting on Ziyambi's statement, exiled former minister in Mugabe's government, Jonathan Moyo said on Twitter:

 

Sad but the implications are clear in terms of international law: since domestic remedies have been exhausted, and a deadend has been reached, it means the matter should now be pursued within and in accordance with the relevant protocols of
SADC, African Union, and the UN

Gukurahundi, as it became known, was a genocide carried out in Matabeleland and Midlands targeting people of Ndebele origin. The operation, which resulted in the death of an estimated 20 000 people, was carried out in the 1980s by the North Korean-trained 5th Brigade, an elite regiment of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.

Gukurahundi is derived from a Shona language term that loosely translates to “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains”.

In 1999, Robert Mugabe described Gukurahundi as “a moment of madness”. However, no action was taken to make public the findings of a truth commission set up by the government to investigate the genocide.

For Gukurahundi timeline click here: https://www.pindula.co.zw/Gukurahundi_Timeline_(1980_-_1990) 

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38 Comments

Naruto 1 month ago

I'm seeing the comment section being filled by angry ****


Apolitically 1 month ago

S. h. o. n. a. s

Naruto 1 month ago

N.d.e.b.e.l.e.s

Avenging Spirits 1 month ago

Maoko evanhu 've Zanu aneropa


Victim 1 month ago

There you are


Bossolona 1 month ago

F.u.c.k you ziyambi
Why are you persecuting #mrp_9


Revelation 1 month ago

If gukurahunda hadn't happened our country would be filled with terrorist and bandits just like other African countries. Even the US had to kill a lot of Mexicans and Indigenous Americans to maintain order... what's done is done we have to look forward and think for the future of our country.


WhoIsThis**** 1 month ago

I. D. I. O. T you are a disgraceful moron.
You talk a lot of nonsense.

Da Truth 1 month ago

Saka havasungiki nhai iko unga sunga vene venyika zvinopfula 1 day chete Gukurahundi icha backfire chete 1 day cross kudai gadzirisaiiiii muchamanya apoooooo

1 month ago

****

👹 1 month ago

pedzi remunhu uyisilima @Revolution m. g. o. d. o. y. i

@revelation 1 month ago

wabva kupi mu.sa.ta.nyoko.

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

@Revelation, Mwari ave newe.

Bossolona 1 month ago

U ar saying so coz u werent on the receiving end.

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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

I want to vindicate what Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said about the Gukurahundi which is true although it is very difficult for the people to understand.

The Gukurahundi war was not fought in Matabeleland only, also in Midlands and Mashonaland West Provinces too.

These disturbances were not one sided. Dissidents killed innocent citizens while soldiers also killed dissidents corroborators.

I am not privy to the contents of the unity Accord of 22 December 1987. I am not sure if this Accord dealt with Gukurahundi conclusively.
There shall be time when government shall be called to make public the contents of the Unity Accord.

[ AVO VAKAURAYA VANHU MUHONDO YE GUKURAHUNDI NGAVABATWE, TINAVO. NDIVO VARI KUTITONGA MAZUVA IWO ANO ].

[NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Khutshwekhaya 1 month ago

What this so called minister Ziyambi has said its a provocation kithi thina ama Ndebele, we lost our beloved ones okhulu labogogo. If he continues like this he's pouring ethanol on fire then you say Ndebele people are tribalists??? Sihlukunyezwe kudala kodwa lokhe lisihlukumeza up to date. Kulungile yenzani solikhangele


Mathonsi 1 month ago

That's where tribalism and hetrage starts from, if this guy is bootlicking to pamper his wallet kadlale kahle, the issue of Gukurawundi asondaba zotshwala lembanje elizibhemayo, hlalani lazo ngapho lingaziqali pliz, hlalani lobu Shona benu heartless people


🤷 1 month ago

We ran away for shelters our relatives we killed, yet you say that....Ziyandu remunhu


anonymous 1 month ago

Yaa minister Ziyambi vataura havo chokwadi. Inini i heard mbuya vangu vachiti they were many soldiers during the war. Hanzi Rhodesian forces ainzi masoja, then koti vanamukoma or ma comrade vainzi futu magandanga then kozoti ma sukuzu(dissidents) ma sukuzu aya hanzi they used to rape women hanzi isu tait tikavhunzwa kut vanamai vaendepi taitonzi munonyepa because hanzi vaiita utsinye vairova nekurara nevanhu zveku raper. Im talking about Mash east (chivhu communal lands). So after this behaviour of dissidents came revenge from the korean trained brigadiers. As you already know if a soldier akarohwa pa market place na 9am masoja anogona kuuya kurevenge na 2pm kurova vanhu vese vari pa market place. So they couldnt identify the criminals and a lot of pple were killed. So the govt needs to tell the truth kut what happened, they should take responsibility. Zpra should also admit kut they didnt manage their forces well vanhu vari armed they shouldnt behave like monkeys.

INTERESTED ONLOOKER 1 month ago

Those who killed should face justice forget about the so called general amnesty.

Brece 1 month ago

Its obvious if you were involved you wud nt want to be arrested


Vene 1 month ago

According to the Book titled: Africa in a tight rope, Bulawayo is one of the places in the world that has a weird name. Bulawayo literaly translates to " A KILLING PLACE"... The spooks will never stay sleeping


ZIMSEC 1 month ago

Gukurahundi was a necessary evil? Discuss (25) marks.


.. 1 month ago

ziyambi must die


Ginious 1 month ago

Bt how can you arrest yourself.this will never happen.

Zimsec 1 month ago

Gukurahundi was a necessary evil. Discuss (25) marks


Sir African 1 month ago

whatever the contents of the accord it is the people of the western side of the country that should have a final say.How can Mugabe be player,and referee?


Yoweeeeee 1 month ago

It was genocide. Period. The goal was to silence the ****. It was executed with brutality. It was merciless. More or less akin to the Rwandanese Tutsi and Hutsi massacres. Ziyambi's inference to it was not genocide but a disturbance smacks of high level of Zanu indoctrination. That there was an amnesty culminating in the Unity Accord is neither here nor there.The day will come when perpetrators will be hounded and smoked out even posthumously. I'm not **** but I can vouch that the **** are seething with anger at Ziyambi Ziyambi. In any case what much do u expect from this squint eyes political lilliputian. He is bereft of statesmanship. Ziyambi is typically a choreographed Zanu parrot.


Sir African 1 month ago

Mugabe was both the prosecutor and judge in the gukurahundu mascaras.


kakarot 1 month ago

past is past revenge or charges won't bring them back,


Anonymous 1 month ago

Yaa minister Ziyambi vataura havo chokwadi. Inini i heard mbuya vangu vachiti they were many soldiers during the war. Hanzi Rhodesian forces ainzi masoja, then koti vanamukoma or ma comrade vainzi futu magandanga then kozoti ma sukuzu(dissidents) ma sukuzu aya hanzi they used to rape women hanzi isu tait tikavhunzwa kut vanamai vaendepi taitonzi munonyepa because hanzi vaiita utsinye vairova nekurara nevanhu zveku raper. Im talking about Mash east (chivhu communal lands). So after this behaviour of dissidents came revenge from the korean trained brigadiers. As you already know if a soldier akarohwa pa market place na 9am masoja anogona kuuya kurevenge na 2pm kurova vanhu vese vari pa market place. So they couldnt identify the criminals and a lot of pple were killed. So the govt needs to tell the truth kut what happened, they should take responsibility. Zpra should also admit kut they didnt manage their forces well vanhu vari armed they shouldnt behave like monkeys.


Gunners 1 month ago

Thanks Minister, Isu zii zvedu sevanhu vanonaka. vanoshora hatizivi kuti ndevepi. kkkk. Regai ndikuudzei zvakanzi tsvagai mariii muite marii kwete kungoshora


Gunners 1 month ago

Tsvagai marii muite marii kwete kus****opodza. ini zii semunhu anonaka


Nkululekho 1 month ago

The time is near in shona they say mhosva hairovi or chinokanganwa idemo,,,,,,,,


. 1 month ago

Ummm ko madzviti akauraya **** mangani zvipfuwo zvirimwa vakadzi nevana rudzi ruri special nderupi


gogo 1 month ago

history told us kt Nbebele pple used to come and raid Shona tribes vachitora vakadzi vakanaka nemombe. so should the Shona tribes raises voti Toda Mombe nevakadzi vedu here. I think the tribes should forgive each other kana vanhu vakuti Gukurahundu will bring tribalism


Tkt 1 month ago

@gogo...... You can say that again. A lot of things happened but the problem is both leaders aren't willing to accept the truth
As a matter of fact, I think it is best we forget about all this, seriously bcoz the day this chapter is opened yamuri kucjemera, trust me there shall be unending civil wars in our land


Solliy b the great 1 month ago

Taura hako @tkt



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