Is Mujuru Using Gukurahundi To Lure Matabeleland?

Is Mujuru Using Gukurahundi To Lure Matabeleland?
Published: 2016 September 12 07:22:31 (2959 Views)
THIS is probably one question which the people of Matabeleland are asking themselves after it emerged that Joice Mujuru, Zimbabwe People First opposition party leader is set to tour Gukurahundi mass graves around Matabeleland. 
Mujuru, whose late husband - Solomon Mujuru -  is believed to be one of the chief architects of the genocide which Mugabe has described as a moment of madness, revealed during a ZimPF rally at Phelandaba Stadium in Gwanda on Saturday.

She said ZimPF was a “people-centred party”, hence, her decision to visit the people, hear and have a feel of how they survive so as to make people-oriented policies.

“I am here today and I cannot say I have met all the people of Matabeleland South. I will visit Beitbridge, Plumtree (and) Insiza. I will visit Bhalagwe in Kezi. That is where I came from and that is where we can be told that we are lost or not,” Joice said.

“I want to hear and see how my people live. I do not want to expect these people to vote for me when they have never seen me in their area. Visiting the people is what can make one know what they want.”

The government-sponsored genocide, which saw over 20 000 people in Matabeleland and Midlands being killed by the North Korea trained Fifth Brigade, occurred in the early 1980s when Joice was a Cabinet minister in President Robert Mugabe’s administration while her husband Solomon was an army commander. 





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