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Gukurahundi: Can the man accused of opening the wounds heal them? - African Arguments
Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa has called for open debate on massacres in the 1980s that he allegedly masterminded. Many are unconvinced. In 1983, Nqobizitha Mhlaleri was ten years old when a bloody massacre in western Zimbabwe destroyed his community and left him an orphan. “I was made to step on dead bodies including my parents’,” he says, now aged 46. “The soldiers were ruthless. They left a trail of disaster.” Nobuhle Ndlovu, 68, recounts a similar tale of violence. “I was pregnant then when six men arrived at our home enquiring of any suspicious men around the village,” she says. “They …