Zimbabwean journalist threatened to stop filming Gukurahundi movie

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A South African based Zimbabwean journalist has alleged he received threats from unknown people warning him to stop filming satirical political movie on the Gukurahundi massacres.

The 80-minute movie by Godknows Nare, titled Great Britain’s Most Mischievous Son, will be premiered in Paris, France on November 30.Nare told NewsDay that the movie was about President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, having to answer for the 1980’s Matabeleland and Midlands mass killings in heaven after they die in a plane crash.

He said,

When their turn comes (judgment) the angels play them a DVD, which shows the Matabeleland massacres. The movie takes you back to the 1983/4 torture, killings, all the evils done to the Ndebele people like have never been shown before. The movie implicates characters like Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Joice Mujuru and Enos Nkala. It’s a political satire, but with serious political undertones.

He also confirmed that he has been getting threats because of the movie,

I have been getting strange messages and calls telling me to stop what I’m doing and to come with my film to Zimbabwe so that we can discuss. I did the movie to address an episode to the people of Matabeleland. I don’t want an outsider/foreigner to tell the story of Gukurahundi because it will be biased.

More: NewsDay

 



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