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Mnangagwa: Rhodes' Remains Must Be Returned To Britain

Mnangagwa: Rhodes' Remains Must Be Returned To Britain

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the remains of British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes can be exhumed from the Matopos National Park in Matabeleland South and sent to Britain.

Mnangagwa said this while addressing chiefs at the annual Chief’s Conference in Harare on Friday.

He said the remains of the founder of the former British colony, Rhodesia, were of no importance to the country and should be sent to the United Kingdom and Britain should reciprocate by repatriating the remains of Chimurenga heroes. Said Mnangagwa:

We still have Rhodes’ remains in Matobo. What do you think about it? If you go to the shrine, you don’t know whether you are talking to Rhodes or our ancestors.

His remains must be returned to where he hailed from and we can also have our ancestral remains which are being kept in Europe.

In 2012, the late former president Robert Mugabe blocked war veterans and ZANU PF members from exhuming his remains, saying his legacy was part of the country’s history.

Rhodes (1853-1902), was imperialist par excellence, a businessman and politician.

He played a dominant role in southern Africa in the late 19th Century and was at the forefront in the annexation of the greater part of the region for the British Crown.

Rhodes envisioned an uninterrupted railway link stretching from Cape Town (South Africa) to Cairo (Egypt) — the entire north to south controlled at the time by the British Empire.

Rhodes died aged 48 at his seaside cottage in Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa, and was buried at World’s View, a hilltop located approximately 35 kilometres south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

More: The Standard


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38 Comments

Chikandamina 5 months ago

Vamwe s.africa de kleck former head,vakamurangarira.


Teee 5 months ago

Siyai vakafa vazorore.... murugare ngatimbogadzirisai zviripo paground zvcna kumira zvakanaka


T-man 5 months ago

Madii maendesa zvangu inini pane kuendesa chitunha


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Kkkkk musazodaro ka

Eazy E 5 months ago

Dhiziro pa Chinhoyi dhiziro pa Chinhoyi 😂😂😂


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Jeff 5 months ago

ED must first go back to Zambia b4 we talk about dead people


Jannet 5 months ago

Haana kana matyira panyaya dzekufukunura vakafa. That man is just something else


Gushungo 5 months ago

Inga zvekufukunyura makuva anozvida chaizvo. Kana ini ari kuda kundifukunyurawo. Gara zviya vanhu vanofukunura zvitunha vanonzi chiyi?


Chief murinye 5 months ago

😂😂😂 Wabata chaipo

Tk 5 months ago

Apa tinenge tikuda kunotora mbuya chete coz ndivo vakurira thz days


Sekuru Kaguvi 2 Decades 5 months ago

😂😂😂 mukuru vakutya kuti minamato ikuenda kusiko 🙌🏽


Vashti Odado 5 months ago

Nhy team vanoziva ma distance tables, ndekupi kure kubva kwaZvimba uchienda Harare, nekubva kuMatopos uchienda kuBritain🤔🤔


Kakistocracy 🤣Muchakaka 5 months ago

Hooo manga mati titange taita relocate Munhumutapa Cde R.G here?🤣🤣🤣

🤨🤨 5 months ago

Kkk kubva matopos ka uchienda Britain

M 5 months ago

Thanks cde kufakwangu zvarova ma comments enyu ane dzidziso kwete rimwe team, haa zimdance chaiyo


Chapwititi 5 months ago

Yekuti munhu ngaadzokere kumusha Kwake inobata vakawanda iyi. Siyanai nezvinhu zvakadhakwa izvi,hapana muridzi
wenyika ino tikaenda yehistory yemumwe nemumwe.Kwanai madhara imi


#@# 5 months ago

Died at 43 hey! Why he looks too old for that age even on that pic. What illness killed him?


#@# 5 months ago

Died at 43 hey! Why he looks too old for that age even papic iro.


Fanuel 5 months ago

Makungotyper zvamunoda makanganwa ka kuti Cyber bill rakasainwa😁


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Avazvigone kubata nyikq yese her kana

Chogu fire03°^∆ 5 months ago

Don't work on past bones or on history work on present things and our future of next generation Don't drive people on past work on future ... Ndozvinongonzera kutii titambudzikee izvozvo zvekugadzirisa zvakare...


BuJuH 5 months ago

i think bambo varikutaura chokwadi kuti umwe neumwe ngaadzokere kwaakabva; inotevera iwe mbune kkkk


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

WHILE I HATE CECIL JOHN RHODES FOR HIS EXPLOITS IN RHODESIA, NOW CHRISTIANED ZIMBABWE, I DO NOT SUPPORT THOSE WHO WANT TO USE HIS REMAINS AS A BARGAINING POWER TO GET BACK THE REMAINS OF OUR FALLEN HEROES WHICH ARE IN BRITIAN.

I ONCE VISITED CECIL JOHN RHODES' GRAVE IN MATOPO. THE IMPRESSION I GOT WAS THAT PARKS AND WILDELIFE MANAGEMENT KEPT THE PLACE CLEAN AS IT WAS A TOURISM ATTRACTION FOR WHITES WHO WANT TO VISIT HIS THEIR HERO. PEOPLE ACTUALLY PAID MONEY TO VISIT THE CITE. LET CECIL JOHN RHODES' REMAINS CONTINUE TO GENERATE MONEY FOR US.

IT IS UNUNDERSTABLE TO CONTINUE BEGRUDGING A GRAVE. LET US CONTINUE ADVERTISING THE PRESENCE THAT GRAVE TO THE BRITISH AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION AND CONTINUE TO GENERATE MONEY FROM IT.

TODAY THERE ARE BORDER STATIONS WHICH WE HAVE NOT CHANGED THEIR NAMES IN FEAR OF LOSING FOREIGN CURRENCY LIKE FORBES BORDER POST, KARIBA, VICTORIA FALLS AND BEITBRIDGE BORDER POST.

WOULD IT GENERATE MORE OR LESS FOREIGN CURRENCY IF WE CHANGE VICTORIA FALLS TO OMUSIAWATUNYA AND KARIBA TO RARIVA ?

LET US CONVINCE THE BRITISH TO GIVE US BACK CHINGAIRA'S HEAD, MASHAYAMOMBE'S HEAD AND MANY OTHERS WITHOUT USING CECIL JOHN RHODES' REMAINS AS A BARGAINING POWER.

[ONE MAN FOR HIMSELF, BUT GOD FOR US ALL]

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Realman 5 months ago

Absolutely correct, Rhodes died and it was part of his will to be buried here in Africa Zimbabwe. The remains that Britain took, were taken by force, those people were deliberately killed. Rhodes died a natural death & a fenural was healed for him, I see no reason for extracting his remains. But for those killed, Britain should hand over the remains as a way of saying sorry.

Jambanl.com 5 months ago

@Bush Lawyer:Kariba is a Tonga native name pronunced as KARIVA in Tonga.

Mujumba 5 months ago

Yaaaa zvinoshura zvimwe zvinhu izvi baba ava vakutopenga chaiko mamhepo avanawo makuru tsvee kugadzirisa nyika takarasima nezvisina maturo magumo azvo tichaona hedu


Anonymous 5 months ago

Pedzai corruption first,Mabhonzo are useless


Busymark 5 months ago

Haa ha ha vakuru zvamunokoshesa hazvina kana basa siyanai nevakafa n deal with those who are using you....avo varikuita corruption vachiwanda nemi, they are really manipulating you my guy chief murinye was right after all


, 5 months ago

Kk takada kti munhu ngaadzokere kunyika kwake vamwe munohusiya hu pre....nt uyo


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Mufesi ahafunge kuda ktambisa mari ka uku idununu sakasak nezvisina basa i history ka yaari kuda kupaza haa imbwa chaiyo


Rambo 5 months ago

Gadzirisai economy bambo,vakafa siyayi vazorore


Kule 5 months ago

Kutambisa mari uko. Zvamuri imi muchati mabhonzo ake ari kukonzera ma sanctions.


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Kkkkk ii

mutowo 5 months ago

Haurevi nhema


mutowo 5 months ago

Siyanai nemabhonzo murwe ne corruption vakuru vedu


Gundwane Ndiweni 5 months ago

Mnangagwa must also go back to Zambia.


Zimbo 5 months ago

Wapedza

🤨🤨 5 months ago

Kkkkk yaaa


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