Zimbabwe Matebeleland Massacres aka Gukurahundi was a war; George Charamba

CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!||Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa Press Secretary George Charamba in a scandalous claim during an interview with The Standard Sunday says Gukurahundi was a war.The Gukurahundi was a series of atrocious massacres of Ndebele civilians carried out by the Zimbabwe National Army from early 1983 to late 1987. It derives from a Shona language term which loosely translates to “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains”.

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Zimbabwe president cuts short foreign tour over protests

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country “calm, stable and working again” as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown in response to protests.

Mnangagwa appeared to take a more conciliatory approach than his spokesman George Charamba, who said the crackdown was “just a foretaste of things to come”, as allegations mount up of shootings, beatings and abductions of opposition figures, activists and ordinary people.

The security forces’ operation has underlined fears of a return to the violent repression of Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power by the military 14 months ago.