In response to Mnangagwa denies Gukurahundi role: No one will believe Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s crocodile tears.
You can fool some people some of the time, but not all of us all the time.
Thank God Mnangagwa admits that he was the State Security minister during the Gukurahundi “moment of madness”.
What does this mean?
It means Mnangagwa was in charge of the President’s Office (read the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation), responsible for all secret programmes (your guess is as good as mine), where he was responsible for responding to internal security threats.
Gukurahundi was not war, but a secret internal security matter that fell directly under his ministry.
The Five Brigade was not part of the army, but an auxilliary force with its own command structure, insignia and uniforms. They reported directly to the then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe’s Office, not Cabinet.
What Mnangagwa is saying is the same as a murderer saying: “I did not make the decisions to kill, I just carried it out.” Both the planner and the executioner are culpable. Mnangagwa was Mugabe’s runner boy so he had a hand in the massacring of 20 000-plus innocent citizens.