Survivors relive Zimbabwe massacres that taint Mnangagwa

People gather at the Joshua Nkomo statue ahead of Unity Day commemorations on December 22, 2017 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to commemorate the killing that happened in Matebeleland in the early 1980s. PHOTO | ZINYANGE AUNTONY | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The massacres occurred in the early 1980s, but for decades were discussed only in hushed voices.
  • The end of Robert Mugabe's iron-fisted rule has revived calls for justice — and renewed accusations that the new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, played a key role in the bloodshed.
  • Mnangagwa has denied wrongdoing.
  • But victims implicate him and Agriculture minister Perence Shiri.



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