I Would Like To See People Debating Gukurahundi On Social Media, On TV: ED

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he would like to see Zimbabweans debating freely the issue of Gukurahundi.

Speaking in a 2019 Independence interview with ZBC from the State House on Saturday, he said: “I would like to see people debating the subject of Gukurahundi in newspapers, on television and on other platforms.”

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government plans to compensate victims of the Gukurahundi genocide which claimed about 20,000 lives in the Matabeleland and Midlands provinces in the mid-1980s.

Virginia Mabiza, the permanent secretary in the justice ministry, on Wednesday said that the compensation would take various forms.

Among these would be the exhumation and reburial of victims, the provision of counselling and medical services and the issuance of national identity documents to displaced survivors.

It is not immediately clear if there would be any financial compensation for survivors and their families.

“The ministry of home affairs and cultural heritage will facilitate the issuance of birth certificates and death certificates for victims affected by Gukurahundi. It will also facilitate the exhumation and reburial of Gukurahundi victims.

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