Govt to construct monuments on Gukurahundi mass graves, to issue birth certificates to victims’ children

Speaking during a meeting with members of the late Chief Masuku’s family in Nzula, Nathisa in Matobo yesterday, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko said that starting this week Government will start issuing birth certificates to children of Gukurahundi victims as well as building monuments around the mass graves.

Said Mphoko:

As the Government we’ve resolved to bring the issue of Gukurahundi to finality once and for all and starting this week we will roll out the programme of issuing birth certificates to families of the victims of post independence disturbances in the Midlands and Matebeleland region. There are mass graves and we are also considering constructing walled enclosures around monuments bearing names of the victims buried in those cemeteries.

Mphoko also said that those in shallow graves will be exhumed and given proper burials. He also highlighted that government will also issue death certificates to those affected by Gukurahundi.

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