War Veterans Clash Over Gukurahundi, Say Matemadanda Cannot Exonerate Everyone Else And Blame Mugabe

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.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has refused to apologise for Gukurahundi insisting that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission is enough.

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4 comments on “War Veterans Clash Over Gukurahundi, Say Matemadanda Cannot Exonerate Everyone Else And Blame Mugabe

  1. Can those in the know tell us EVERYTHING that happened with this Gukurahundi issue. How did it start? What brought about Dissidents? How were they armed? Why did the Government react the way it did? How many Dissidents were involved? How many civilians were killed or maimed? Better still, why not release the findings of the commission which was set up to investigate the issue? Piecemeal one-sided emotional outbursts are not going to get us anywhere.

  2. Matemadanda is correct involvement of Emmerson is neither here nor there the man at the Helm was Robert Mugabe and anybody who has worked with Mugabe would know he was not a man to be given instructions he had total power so trying to align Emmerson who was with the prime minister’s department is looking for a scapegoat people like Davengwa do not like it because ED helped to stop their uprising

  3. Yes Mugabe was the Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwe during the Gukurahundi era and must shoulder the blame. He could delegate authority but responsibility can not transferred to your subordinates.

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