Bajila, the MDC Youth Assembly secretary general said they were
closely following Mzila- Ndlovu's case and if he is not released by
Monday they will visit all police stations around the country to stage
" If they don't release him after the weekend we are going to embark
on massive protests countrywide whereby all MDC Youths will visit
every and each police station and also ask to be arrested in
solidarity with Minister Mzila- Ndlovu, " said Bajila.
Bajila said they were shocked that Mzila-Ndlovu was arrested for
addressing and organising a Gukurahundi prayer meeting which is part
of his job as the National Healing Minister.
"Mzila-Ndlovu was doing his job and we are shocked why they arrested
him. The MDC appointed him on that position to work hard and his
duties included tackling the Gukurahundi issue. You can't talk about
national healing without talking about Gukurahundi massacres," the MDC
youth leader added.
Mzila Ndlovu is being held in the same camp with Roman Catholic priest
Father Marko Mabutho Mkandla who was arrested on Wednesday evening
after organising a mass to honour the victims of the Five Brigade.
In 1981, President Robert Mugabe sought the help of the North Koreans
to train a special and secretive army unit which he christened "
Gukurahundi."Its recruits came from the ranks of former Zanla
guerrillas from Tongogara Assembly Point. On its formation the then
Zapu leader Joshua Nkomo described the brigade as Mugabe,stribal and
personal army unit whose mission was to exterminate ethnic minorities
in Matabeleland and some parts of the Midlands provinces.
Human rights groups estimated that 20000 civillians were murdered by
the brigade under the command of a former Zanla cadre, Perrence Shiri
,now Zimbabwe's Air Marshall.
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