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Elusive closure 37 years after soldiers killed 20,000 in Zimbabwe

What you need to know:

  • The soldiers were trained by North Korea.
  • Massacre came to be called Gukurahundi – the early rain that washes away the chaff.

Charles Thomas recalled one afternoon, three years after Zimbabwe got independence in 1980, when nearly 20 soldiers stormed his village in Matabeleland with bayonets. He was 24.