Former Zipra cadre Jabulani Petshu Sibanda has said that Victor Matemadanda is not the right person to say former President Robert Mugabe was solely responsible for Gukurahundi. This follows Matemadanda’s claims that all the other commanders responsible for the massacres were just following orders. Speaking to NewsDay, Sibanda said,
Matemadanda is not the right person to apportion blame on Mugabe and exonerate others who worked with him. Those who worked under Mugabe’s instruction, some of them are still there, they are the ones who must come out and tell us who sent them. Mugabe never set foot in Matabeleland carrying an AK47 to kill people, there are people who were sent and those people are the ones who must come out and say they were sent by Mugabe.
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
Victor Matemadanda is a Zimbabwean liberation War veteran and politician. He is the current Deputy Minister for War Veterans. Matemadanda is the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA). Matemadanda is a member of Zanu-PF and he is part of the... Read More About Victor Matemadanda
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