“It’s irresponsible and unhelpful to continue talking about Gukurahundi” says Mnangagwa’s special advisor

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special adviser Christopher Mutsvangwa has said that it is irresponsible and unhelpful to continue talking about Gukurahundi. Mutsvangwa said this in an interview with Al Jazeera.

Said Mutsvangwa:

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Zimbabwe needs a break. To continuously re-dig its past to settle scores from the past as if it cannot grasp the future is simply unhelpful, its irresponsible, it diverts energy away from what should to be done. Every country has followed a tortured history.

Gukurahundi which means “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains” in Shona, was the brutal suppression of Zimbabwean civilians who were mostly supporters of Joshua Nkomo, by the North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade that killed an estimated 20,000 people, ostensibly for being dissidents. Many were buried in unmarked graves or thrown down disused mines. 

Mutsvangwa’s response can be an attempt to save his boss Mnangagwa who then was State Security minister.

Watch the video below for Mutsvangwa’s full response:


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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

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Christopher Mutsvangwa, commonly referred to as just Chris Mutsvangwa is a Zimbabwean politician, and special advisor to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mutsvangwa is businessman .In December 2017 he was appointed as the Secretary for Science and Technology in Zanu-PF. Mutsvangwa contested in the 2018 harmonized elections... Read More About Christopher Mutsvangwa

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2 comments on ““It’s irresponsible and unhelpful to continue talking about Gukurahundi” says Mnangagwa’s special advisor

  1. Should we also forget the holocaust and the Ruanda Genocide?

    ZaNU and the Zimbanwe army are genocidal criminals . That is the bottom line..

    Forgetting is just not going to happen.

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