The Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army Veterans’ Association (Zipra VA) has said that it knows the perpetrators of the Gukurahundi massacres and they must apologise for the country to move forward.
This was said by Zipra VA chairperson Benny Ncube on the sidelines of the Gukurahundi commemorations held at Stanley Hall in Makokoba high-density suburb. Said Ncube:
We know the perpetrators, these people must come and apologise for the country to move forward as we want to leave a legacy to our children before we die since the majority of them do not know this Gukurahundi issue, or what people went through to prevent a repeat of our country’s past horrors. They [perpetrators] took advantage of the situation at the time to commit crimes against unity as they knew that all our weapons had been taken by government, leaving us defenceless. We believe true unity is yet to be experienced by Zimbabweans. The Unity Accord between PF-Zapu and Zanu which gave birth to Zanu PF has no meaning to us. It was never about unity, but the swallowing of PF-Zapu