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"Zimbabwe Must Demand Reparations For Losses Incurred During British Rule"

Gutu South MP Pupurai Togarepi of the ruling  ZANU PF has said Zimbabwe must demand compensation for losses incurred while the country was under British rule.

Togarepi said this last Thursday while debating a motion on unethical practices by forces of imperialism in the National Assembly. He said:

The people of Zimbabwe, young and old, demand that the British must pay reparations for the crimes committed during colonisation and after the creation of their surrogate government of Rhodesia.

The British committed crimes against humanity on our land. They continue to do so to this day with impunity, through imposing illegal sanctions. Zimbabwe has to be compensated for the damage it suffered as a result of colonialism as our forefathers were dispossessed of their assets.

Demand restitution from the countries that caused untold suffering to the black majority and unduly benefited from the economic resources of our land.

Demand reparation for each of the years that the country laboured under the bondage of colonialism; and strongly condemn the imposition of sanctions on Zimbabwe for repossessing its land from imperialists.

Togarepi said four decades after independence, some die-hard imperialists were still dreaming of re-colonising Zimbabwe.

Mberengwa East legislator Marko Raidza (ZANU PF) said Britain must apologise for the two countries to work together in harmony. He added:

They might think that by giving a hand of reconciliation as a nation, we have forgotten. We have forgiven but we did not forget what they have done to us and that is why we continue to talk about it today.

Zimbabwe won independence from Britain in 1980 following a prolonged armed liberation struggle.

More: NewsDay Zimbabwe

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Makelanwi 2 months ago


RE 2 months ago

He must be fooling who ,one of e biggest problem which we have as a country is ple who are on leadership positions on most institutions are unqualified personnel. So we are going nowhere but diving into muddy midday .

Doug 2 months ago

How was the country in 1890 when they " colonized"? What changes did they make to the jungles and empty land in the 80 years they were in charge? What have we done in our 40 years? What percentage is it to their 80 years? They never took away the roads, rivers and dams, buildings, land, thinking capacity and the labour capacity of the people. We just have to show them that we can use what they did not take away, and, maybe put them to shame.


Youth 2 months ago

Nonsense why are these old hags still stuck up on the past whilst destroying our future generations. The only language they understand is the sound of gunfire not wisdom

𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

They diverting attention my citizen
They want us to focus on that and forget about whats happening right now.

Its the oldest trick they have been using all these years , during election time they speak of colonisation , point fingers at the Opposition and claim they inviting colonisers back yet they themselves have sold us out to the Chinese.

Jinn 2 months ago

A shallow minded Zanu Pf fella.Zanu Pf is worse than British colonial rule iwe msorobhangu

Emerson robert 2 months ago

Yes tomboti maipihwa Muchaisa kupi? Uchapa ma Citizens Here?

Jinn 2 months ago

@Emerson robert these people don't have Citizens at heart

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Shuwa here, a whole MP kusimuka kuwawata zvakadai? Ndizvo zvawakabvira kwaGutu here kuzobvaruka kunge hembe yabva mukanwa memombe?

Dzokera kwaGutu unodya harurwa uko.

Fokofo mhani

Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢᴢᴀ 2 months ago

Dɪᴅ Zɪᴍʙᴀʙᴡᴇ ᴇxɪsᴛ ʙᴇғᴏʀᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ Bʀɪᴛɪsʜ ʀᴜʟᴇ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ғɪʀsᴛ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ? Oᴛʜᴇʀᴡɪsᴇ ᴛʜᴇ Bʀɪᴛɪsʜ ʀᴜʟᴇ ᴅɪᴅ ᴀ ʟᴏᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴇɴʜᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛᴀᴛᴜs ᴏғ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪs ɴᴏᴡ Zɪᴍʙᴀʙᴡᴇ

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

@ Maravazza, we must also be thankful to Ian Douglas Smith for infrastructural development and industrialisation up to 1980, which we have systematically demolished ever since.

MR NICE 2 months ago

"Zimbabweans Must Demand Reparations For Losses Incurred During GUKURAHUNDI Rule

Thanks 2 months ago

Hurombo hwofungisa madhara kutsvaga cash KU britain kkkkkkk. Havabirwe nenzire idzodzo ma vet, vakangwara kkkkk daylight robber

Jenarari 2 months ago

True, takapedza looting of all minerals, mortgaged the remainder to our Chinese and Belarusian friends. Belarusians are running government (zvitupa, passports, birth certificates etc)

Takatora minda yaakurima sora beans.

Nothing else to loot saka yaakuda reparations kuti tiwedzere our bank accounts kunze kwenyika sezvo Yellow Brigade yaakuda kutidzinga.


Ma 1 2 months ago

Kkkkkkkkk Sorabeans

factos 2 months ago

the gugurahundarist is demanding what ,🤦🤦

千凵几Ꮆ Ҡ凵 2 months ago

Imajeni !

Hulk Hogan 2 months ago

The citizens of Zimbabwe are demanding for reparations for losses inccured during the 42 years of the ZANU pf regime rule.

👏👏👏 2 months ago

I back you 100%

Avtomat Kalashnikova 2 months ago

The End Of ZANU Pf Era is nigh...

Mutuda mutuda 2 months ago

Haa kudhara

𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

He says "we have forgiven but we have not forgotten" and demands compensation. How do u demand compensation for the wrong u claim you have forgiven?! Hes an imbecile

𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

I wl n mina I will forget kkk

😏 2 months ago

Forgive him clearly he has a very low IQ

Czac Mataral 2 months ago

@Zoe wataurisa apo mkuru

Vladimir 2 months ago

It's the audacity for me, they haven't done the same to Gukurahundi victims,how about how they doing the same thing to us Zimbabweans right now?? ngasatisembure

Yellow 2 months ago

The same compensation narrative should be made in relation to the gukurahundi issue that was carried out by the zibabweans to their fellow citizens

𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

Utshaye khona

zoe 2 months ago

uyu unorwara uyu. instead we should demand reparations from Zanu pf.

2 months ago

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