Gukurahundi massacre

 
Mugabe and the tradition to not speak ill of the dead
Mugabe and the tradition to not speak ill of the dead
It has been difficult for many Zimbabweans to process the death of former President Robert Mugabe. This has been compounded by the calls from some...
Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
The past week has been an exhausting — if amusing — one on my social media timeline. My fellow South Africans posted rest-in-peace...
Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 1924-2019: A tragedy in three acts
Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 1924-2019: A tragedy in three acts
“I have died many times — that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once.” Robert Mugabe, on his 88th...
Digging up the graves of Gukurahundi graves - and burying the evidence
Digging up the graves of Gukurahundi graves - and burying the evidence
I never met my maternal grandfather. But I hear he died a cruel death. He used to work for Coca-Cola in Plumtree Town,not far from the border with...
Zimbabwe begins exhuming victims of Gukurahundi massacre
Zimbabwe begins exhuming victims of Gukurahundi massacre
A Zimbabwean organisation has started exhuming the remains of victims of a government massacre during former president Robert Mugabe's rule, which...
The brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe creates a new generation of exiles
The brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe creates a new generation of exiles
When Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa rose to power, veteran political activist Ishmael Kauzani did not buy the “New Zimbabwe”...
Mnangagwa’s pre-emptive strike
Mnangagwa’s pre-emptive strike
‘It’s the worst since 2008.”
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The Mail & Guardian prides itself on in-depth, first-hand reporting on and from the African continent. This is a selection of the best stories...
Security forces to blame for Zim post-election fatalities
Security forces to blame for Zim post-election fatalities
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa has made public a post-election violence probe team’s report which blames the country’s security forces...
Will Zim bury poll deaths report?
Will Zim bury poll deaths report?
Harare — One thing is certain for Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Mordecai Mahlangu: if President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
G-U-K-U-R-A-H-U-N-D-I
G-U-K-U-R-A-H-U-N-D-I
We dare not speak its name
Living with ghosts of Gukurahundi
Living with ghosts of Gukurahundi
I grew up in a small town in Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland. We all spoke Ndebele at home and at play, and English at school. But our community was made...

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