Gukurahundi Victims Accuse Mnangagwa Of Insincerity
The Matebeleland Collective, an umbrella group for several civic society organisations (CSOs), on Friday slammed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his insincerity in dealing with the Gukurahundi issue.
Women of Zimbabwe Arise leader Jenni Williams said children of people who were killed during the genocide are demanding that it should be stated on death certificates that their parents died in Gukurahundi. She said:
Birth and death certificates are rights. People want documents and they are told their parents died in the crossfire. People are demanding that their parents died in Gukurahundi (and) it should be written on their death certificates.
The CSOs met President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Bulawayo to discuss measures needed to address the issue.
Several reports put the number of civilians killed in the Midlands and the Matabeleland provinces during the 1980s genocide at 20 000.