Zapu has broken its silence on the opinion piece that was written by Obert Mpofu titled Nkomo Is Happy With ED. Mpofu had opined that Nkomo is happy ED is honouring his legacy by allowing that independence celebrations be held in Bulawayo for the first time in 40 years.
Zapu’s southern region communications director Patrick Ndlovu spoke to the publication and said Mpofu was wrong in assuming that Nkomo was happy with ED who was one of his tormentors who forced Nkomo to go into exile overseas due to the early 80s genocide known as Gukurahundi.
As a party, we are surprised that someone who defected from Zapu to join Zanu can now speak on behalf of the party. They do not have any legitimacy to speak on behalf of Zapu, let alone Nkomo whom they persecuted in life.
It is an insult to Nkomo; he died a bitter man; they never apologised and continue to refuse to do so over the Gukurahundi killings.
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