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Tshinga Dube trolls Dabengwa

Former War veterans minister Tshinga Dube has taken aim at Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa saying he failed to address the Gukurahundi by utilising his office at the time he was a Cabinet minister.

Colonel (Retired) Tshinga Dube
Former War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube

While Dube agreed that there was need for a reconciliation and national healing strategy to be set up in addressing the past genocide, he argued that the Zapu leader and revered freedom fighter was losing the plot.

Addressing a gathering last month on Unity Day at Gukurahundi commemoration in the city, Dabengwa set August as the date for the reburials of Gukurahundi victims.

“This year let’s agree that soon after the rain season around August to October we go and collect all the bones in the mass graves and give them a decent burial,” he said adding that they no longer needed any government approval.

“We already have pathologists on standby to help with identification. We have many of them who have been highly trained to do that and are willing to assist.

“We know by law we should ask for permission from government through the ministry of Home Affairs but that will not do, for they were given 30 years to do the right thing but they ignored. So this time around we are doing it our way. No one will block us,” Dabengwa declared.

In response, Dube said: “Dabengwa was a minister, first as deputy minister and then a minister of Home Affairs for some time. All in all I think we are talking of a total of 10 years which means he had much better chance to address what he is now complaining about than what he is bringing now.”

“Who stopped him when he was in government?” Dube asked.

“He was very powerful to effect these changes and exercises he is now talking about. We have some people like the late (George) Rutanhire who was conducting the reburials in Mount Darwin, so Dabengwa could have done the same at that time as the minister of Home Affairs because this falls under that ministry. I don’t know whether he is doing (now) it because it’s a new idea that has come up to him.”

Efforts to get a comment from Dabengwa were fruitless but party spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa rose to the defence of his boss.

“Dube, in his bootlicking frenzy is adopting a populist approach to a matter of importance to the nation. He deliberately chooses to forget that government processes are a result of full cabinet resolutions, not a single minister,” Maphosa said.

“After all, there is no way … Dabengwa could embark on the decent burial process without a statutory instrument to support that. Now that the National Peace and Reconciliation Bill has been signed into law, the process can now take off within the confines of the law.”

Maphosa said it was naïve for Dube to give the Rutanhire led burials as an example considering that the court dismissed the act.

“For Dube to make reference to Rutanhire’s unlawful reburials in Chibondo that were stopped by the country’s courts shows the level of populism he has sunk to.

“Basing one’s argument on outlawed processes shows lack of understanding of legal and government processes and the desperation for attention and recognition from the perpetrating government at the expense of the people of Zimbabwe.” Dailynews

  • Dont waste our time politicians, you dont care about the generility of the people, rather you take advantage of situations and issues to loot and build your expensive mansions and establish your business empires

  • Dont waste our time politicians, you dont care about the generility of the people, rather you take advantage of situations and issues to loot and build your expensive mansions and establish your business empires

  • true

  • true

  • to hell mr ugly

  • to hell mr ugly

  • Tshinga qualifies for Mr Ugly Contest, how did they omit him.

  • Tshinga qualifies for Mr Ugly Contest, how did they omit him.

    • Who ever has that trophy must surrender it to Tshiga Dube as soon as possible

  • Kkkkkkkk dhiii hangu nekuseka,kunge mvuuu kudai musadaro veduweee.ngavangotaura musavatore mapic kkkkk.Nhaiwe Tshinga Dube,nguva yose iyi waivepi waidii kutaura nyaya yako kuna Robert Gabriel Mugabe,baba Bona.Saka Mnangangwa murikumudeerera nhai

  • Kkkkkkkk dhiii hangu nekuseka,kunge mvuuu kudai musadaro veduweee.ngavangotaura musavatore mapic kkkkk.Nhaiwe Tshinga Dube,nguva yose iyi waivepi waidii kutaura nyaya yako kuna Robert Gabriel Mugabe,baba Bona.Saka Mnangangwa murikumudeerera nhai

    • Ndikuwirirana newe chero ini pandaona pic iri ndabva ndatya nekuvhura nyaya yacho nekuseka

    • Nooooo please musadaro guys

    • Nooooo please musadaro guys

  • Getaway with this gukurahundi issue that was a war situation period as much us as the shona we have forgiven also Lobengula and his shona astrocities though names like Bulawayo(meaning slaughter of the shona) emakandeni (skuls of the shona scatered after they have bn butchered) nguwo yenja( skin of the shona,they skined them and displayed their skins for all to see) these places are there in bulawayo.SHUT UP TSHIGA DUBE we are fed up with war histories let bygones be bygones

    • What war are you talking about? Does any war allow killing of civilians or surrendered soldiers? Tibvire

    • Chinyama wabaya dede

    • Msunukanyoko

    • You need to ask for information from those well versed about the subject, never again embarrass yourself in this manner!!

    • wena !

    • Zimbabwe got its independence in 1980 what war are u talking about?

    • Tell him guys never celebrate the death of any one if u a not a murder

    • @reanmore do u have any idea of what u r talking about.

    • Mr Chinyama.thats a mirth.you don’t know what you are talking about.these are names of people and places which exist KwaZulu even today.people can believe anything.Mzilikazi mere conquered that part of Zimbabwe not butchered.there is another mirth of Mzilikazi taking nice Shona women and cattle.thats not true again.where is the sample of the remaining nice women and we all know that the Shona people and region favours farming(tilling land) the region is not as gud as the southern part of the country when it comes to cattle ranching .

    • Guys lets stop barking about this gukuruhandi if u dont have information on how it started n who caused it and for yr own information gukurahundi started in chitungwiza with the British govt arming certain zipra forces to kill shonas. Ndikunzwei futi muchiti gukurahundi nxaa

    • Fuck you and wake up watch out the ndebeles are now the army generals its going to be worse than gukurahundi when they come after shonas seeking revenge

  • fact

  • Murume akanaka uyu pachiso

  • Batista the animal

  • Why were the Matabele killed in Zimbabwe, don’t come here and tell people to forget and forgive, why didn’t the 5th brigade hunt down and kill dissidents and not innocent civilians…. Fucken idiots

  • handsome pfachaaaa

  • UTshinga ukhuluma ngoDabengwa.Hayi amaShona.Into le ayifuni Shona.Angazi ukuthi lina elikhomenta utsheko lingena kuphi..Nxa sithi iqaqa liyanuka wena ubususithi sitsho wena kutsho ukthi uliqaqa….

  • Hahahaha but its true

  • Tshinga Dube always spot on.

  • tanga zvaunozopedza

  • Mr Ugly Zimbabwe

  • Moyo neFace yakashanga. Tshinga chiDiss ichi ndechako and wanzwa butter

  • Chakanyangara be moyo wese

  • Chabirwa nyanga , chipembere

  • Dabengwa is a coward hypocrite he act as if he cares for the Gukurahundi victims bt he don’t

  • Tshinga u hv nothing to contribute to da country as used to arm da gukurahundi, enjoy wat u looted leave politics.

  • Wu half cooked this guy,akavuthwanga

  • madzviti aya anoda kuita sei chaizvo

  • Why didn’t you speak up when you were under G40 Mugabe administration .Go hang yourself Mr Ugly winner.

  • Invubu fighting for favours

  • IN AFRIKA ITS BAD MANNERS TO TALK WITH FOOD IN YOUR MOUTH

    HAUTUKE MUTYAIRI MUSATI MASVIKA SO I THINK MAPOLITICIANS VAKANYATSOPANZISISA IPAPO

  • Uyu unomboitawo nezvei chaizvo murume uyu

  • This nigga is ugly as fuck man….no need for reading the story.

  • Since they need kunzi sorry ngaangoiteka zvipere Mnangangwa wacho anobvei akadero

  • Spot on Tshinga Dube why is Dabengwa barking now

  • True true. Mr Dube

  • True true. Mr Dube

  • Simple- past is past let’s wait for the future. Y u want to waste time on past. Wake up zim lets work hard to bring zim in better days. We need money, jobs, food, education etc

  • It is true

  • Mqanjelwa Siyamba

    The former ZAPU cadres do not stop surprising me. Just a few months ago, honourable Mpoko denied knowledge of Gukurahundi taking place. All this he said as part of Ass-licking to Dr Stop it and former President and thus preserve his position. Today Retired Colonel and former Veterens Minister says the Gukurahundi issue is better dealt by traditional leaders not by President. All this as an attempt to gain some favours from the new Administration. What an amazement. He even ask why Dr Dabengwa did not sort out this issue when he was the Minister of Home Affairs? Why pretend ignorant dear Sir? You know very well that the former Minister could not dared opened his mouth. Are you wanting to tell me you do not know what ZAPU joining the so called ………..? Wasn’t that aimed only at saving the Ndebeles from being eliminated? Do you think Dr J Nkomo joined ZPF willing? Please Mr Dube stop playing ignorance at the expense of the Ndebele people. Just perform for ZANU so that they pay you back by promoting you, but not by making rubbish claims about the genocide. Stop insulting us. You surely ask why did he not do it, you know how ZANU operates. Just a few months ago, many men and women including you Mr Dube could not dare open your mouths against a stupid woman wo was only a Woman’s league chair person and first lady? Could you even have dared opened your mouth in front of Mugabe or even in front of Grace? NXA? Uyinja Dube. Do you know What happened to Sydney Malunga and many others?
    What a pit?

    • worried_zimbo

      confused bunch of elderly people, i wonder if Dabengwa was in the cabinet was he going to raise the Gukura issue or he was going to be quite as he did in the previous cabinet post, some people can surprise you, Dabengwa now is buying favors from the people, Dube is doing the same so that he can be loved by Zanu , shame on you guys, you are just an embarrassment to the nation, you dont care about people but your stomachs only.

    • Ijaha leNkabazwe

      Dube was Army Director of Signals and a Colonel in the army. Jevan Maseko was a Major General .They never lifted a finger when their former ZIPRA juniors were being victimised in the army.So its better if they(Dabengwa,Tshinga,Mpoko,Ambrose Mutinhiri) keep quiet now

  • TAURA HAKO MArko

  • Kkkkkk mudhara wakaipa kuface uyu,
    Where were you when others were contesting,number 1 ndeyako mudhara

  • This guy was supposed to be a minister of wild life. Animals would have appreciated him.

  • So true Mr Dube. Hes out of the system and hes the one criticising

  • That’s true he failed to solve it when he was in power they should not start to make noise now with Jonathan Moyo

  • This one calls a spade a spade not a shovel

  • It’s true. Dabengwa was a Minister of Home Affairs. Boss of the police but did not say a word about Gukurahundi. Now that he has no position in the Government, that’s when he starts making noise.

  • It’s true. Dabengwa was a Minister of Home Affairs. Boss of the police but did not say a word about Gukurahundi. Now that he has no position in the Government, that’s when he starts making noise.

  • Very true Uncle Tshinga..thanks

  • Tiripo tokupamhai

  • Calling a spade a spade. The man is right, Dumiso Dabengwa is just barking but when he was in the government NEVER opened his mouth abt Gukurahundi.
    Now he wants sympathy from people which you will only get from sick people too. A fair minded person will not listen to Dabengwa. Yu were a Minister, you kept quiet, Gukurahundi had stopped hurting you. When Zanu pf kicked you out all the Gukurahundi memomries flashbacks started spinning in your head. #Pfutseki

  • Kkkkk

  • This Tshinga Dube is fueling a civil war which is already in the making Mnangagwa is maybe smart but he is making a grave mistake now ALL key army posts are held by ndebele people he is forgeting what they did to Robert Mugabe using the army the same is going to happen to him watch this space

  • Compensating the Ndebele for what? Sons and daughters of Mzilikazi killed my grandfather, grandmother and burnt our homestead during the cattle raids. Instead they must compensate the Shonas these Nguni settlers. Go to hell with your Gukurahundi discourse.

  • Yooooooo this face.

  • Shona Fuckers……exposing your true colours….