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Expect No Gukurahundi apology from Mugabe says Mphoko

by Thobekile Zhou
13 Oct 2016 at 06:18hrs | Views
President Robert Mugabe deeply regrets the Gukurahundi atrocities but extracting an apology from him would be an uphill task, acting President Phelekezela Mphoko claimed yesterday.

Mphoko told mourners at a funeral service of the late Chairperson of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Cyril Ndebele, in Bulawayo.

Mphoko said demanding an apology from Mugabe was always going to be an uphill task and the commission would better focus on other issues.

"We should address other scars. We should help some people get birth certificates and death certificates. President Mugabe had expressed regret about the disturbances which he described as a "moment of madness" and what was left was to address the scars left by that period".

He added "There is an issue that people are talking about that the President must apologise for Gukurahundi.

"And I said I don't want to handle it that way.

"I said I wanted us to start here; the President spoke about Gukurahundi as an act of madness, and it was an acceptance of responsibility".

Source - Byo24News