Recent government pronunciations on Gukurahundi have attracted various responses across sectors.
The government announced plans to exhume and rebury Gukurahundi victims. It also promised medical assistance, implementation of protection mechanisms and provision of relevant documentation for the affected.
Responding to the announcement, the Twitter handle, the United States Embassy in Harare wrote:
There are positive things happening in Zimbabwe and it should be applauded. We encourage the Government to stay on the path to reform. Reforms Government is pursuing is the right thing for the Zimbabwean ppl. Added benefit is, it eases concerns of the intl community . . . we believe Zim has a bright future, we want to be here to support & partner with the ppl of Zim going forward.
Political analyst Mr. Methuseli Moyo believes the process is critical for nation building. He said:
Indeed this is a new dispensation. The process to heal and integrate each other will make Zimbabwe the great country it ought to be. Allowing people to talk about Gukurahundi freely has a curative effect.
The Zimbabwe Christian Churches Alliance leader Reverend Useni Sibanda emphasised the need to ensure a successful implementation of peace initiatives.
Pastor Trevor Masuku of the Matabeleland Collective said:
It’s a positive development to get such a commitment from the Government. We’ll wait for the implementation of what has been pledged.
Women of Zimbabwe Arise (Woza) leader Ms. Jenni Williams also commended the Government for desecralising Gukurahundi.
Political and legal analyst Mr. Obert Gutu believes that the move shall bring closure and healing to the victims.
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More: The Herald