Chiefs Can Resolve Gukurahundi Issue- Chief Charumbira

Speaking at the 17th Zanu-PF Annual National People’s Conference in Esigodini on Friday, president of the Chiefs’ Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira said chiefs can resolve the Gukurahundi issue.

Charumbira said commissions such as the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) which is mandated by the Constitution to lead the healing and reconciliation process in the country, had failed in other countries.Said Charumbira:

There is an issue of Gukurahundi that is always talked about. I want to say it in public that as chiefs we agreed that we must take over this issue. In Rwanda and other countries people fought but now there is peace, why do people in this country keep referring to the Gukurahundi issue? So we are now taking over. Give us a chance as chiefs, we are determined to work to bring closure to this issue. In Burundi and Rwanda the United Nations poured in millions of dollars and set up commissions made up of judges but it all failed. They then referred the issues to traditional chiefs. There is no United Nations that can solve your in-house issues, we can only solve them on our own.

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Fortune Charumbira is a traditional leader in Zimbabwe and the current President of the Chief's Council. He was inaugurated as the substantive Chief Charumbira on 24 May 2000.In October 2018 Fortune Charumbira was elected unopposed as vice president of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Bureau, representing... Read More About Fortune Charumbira

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

President Emmerson Mnangagwa signed the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC) into law on the 5th of January 2018, making operational the Commission that was appointed in 2016. The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) main tasks are to promote national healing, peace, and... Read More About National Peace and Reconciliation Commission

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