New “Ndebele King” declares Unity Accord null and void

Speaking at the unveiling of a new Mthwakazi flag at Bulawayo’s Large City Hall on Saturday, self imposed new Ndebele King Stanley Tshuma said that the Unity Accord signed on November 22, 1987 between President Robert Mugabe and the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo to end the Gukurahundi massacres is null and void.

Said Tshuma:

Mthwakazi is a kingdom, not a republic. All agreements to incorporate it into Mashonaland are null and void. King Mzilikazi never signed such an agreement, King Lobengula never did, and I, Mzilikazi II, never signed any agreement. So I will never observe any of those agreements. You will hear people saying those who swallowed us swallowed poison. What poison? You are the ones who are dying and suffering while those who swallowed you still live.

Tshuma also announced that September 12 as the day of his coronation. When contacted for a comment on the issue by NewsDay, Zanu PF national spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo declined.

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The Unity Accord was an agreement between Zimbabwe's two major nationalists movements namely the Zimbabwe African People's Union led by Joshua Nkomo and the Zimbabwe African National Union led by Robert Mugabe. The agreement was signed on 22 December in 1987 to form a united... Read More About Unity Accord

Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo

Gukurahundi is a term used to refer to disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands in the 1980s which resulted in the death of an estimated 20,000 Ndebele people. It was carried out by the North Korean trained 5th Brigade which was an elite regiment of the... Read More About Gukurahundi


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