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Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe : a report on the disturbances in Matebeleland and the Midlands, 1980-1988.

Author: Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe.; Legal Resources Foundation (Zimbabwe)
Publisher: London : Hurst & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The name Robert Mugabe has become synonymous with failed leadership in Africa. One of the first atrocities of his shocking reign became known as the 'Gukurahundi' - a series of politically motivated killings in the 1980s. Thousands of civilians were killed in Matabeleland in the south-east of the country, and international criticism was muted at best." "The publication of this book is a clarion call for the world  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe.; Legal Resources Foundation (Zimbabwe)
ISBN: 1850658900 9781850658900
OCLC Number: 182656513
Notes: "First published by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe and the Legal Resources Foundation as Breaking the silence: building true peace, 1997."
"Introduction by Elinor Sisulu, forward by Archbishop Pius Ncube"--Cover.
Credits: Introduction by Elinor Sisulu ; foreword by Archbishop Pius Ncube.
Description: xxxii, 440 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents1: Introduction2: Data, sources and methodology3: Historical overview4: Case study one: Nyamandlovu5: Case study two: Matobo6: Organised violence: its implications7: Legal damages8: Human remains -- recommendations on possible recovery9: Recommendations
Other Titles: Breaking the silence, building true peace.

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Includes an introduction by Elinor Sisulu, who reflects on her own and others' silence at the time of the killings, as they celebrated a independent Zimbabwe; and a foreword by Pius Ncube of  Read more...

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'This is a powerful book of testimony and truth about the first great tragedy of Zimbabwe's independence - though not the last. It is a moving work and one that will always speak to the legacy of Read more...

 
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