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By Rawlings Magede The recent confession by Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda that he witnessed the torture and gruesome murder of more than 20 000 people in Matabeleland and parts of Midlands during the dark years of Gukurahundi in the early 1980s by soldiers from the 5 Brigade, but...

DR. JOSHUA M. NKOMO 2 Stevenage Road East Ham E6 2WL London E6 2WL United Kingdom 7th June, 1983 INFORMATIVE LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER MUGABE Dear Robert, 1....

Following changes to the parliament and government in Zimbabwe, Mckay Tshuma of Mthwakazi Research Institute, caught up with Miss Nomagugu “Magugu”...

PART THREE : HUMAN REMAINS – RECOMMENDATIONS ON THEIR POSSIBLE RECOVERY Interviews with civilians resident in Matabeleland North and South made...

PART THREE: ORGANISED VIOLENCE: THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE 1980s DISTURBANCES FOR ITS VICTIMS A.Definitions of organised violence B.Forms of organised...

C.A DISCUSSION OF HOW TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE 1980S DISTURBANCES, IN TERMS OF REAL NUMBERS OF VICTIMS. The figures in the HR Data Base are clearly...

C.THE 5 BRIGADE AND CIO In Matabeleland South in 1984, the pattern of 5 Brigade behaviour differed notably from their behaviour in 1983. Killings...

OVERVIEW OF EVENTS REVEALED BY DATA A. A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY In February 1983, the northernmost areas of Matabeleland South felt the effects of the first...

OVERVIEW OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES – NYAMANDLOVU / TSHOLOTSHO DEATHS AND DISAPPEARANCES Deaths have been assessed in terms of both sex and age of...

The commissioning, training and deployment of 5 Brigade has already been dealt with in detail in Part One of this report. To summarise, 5 Brigade was...