Gukurahundi to headline Human Rights Day

Gukurahundi to headline Human Rights Day
Published: 07 December 2017 (134 Views)
The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said proffering solutions of reconciliation to Gukurahundi atrocities will be central in this year's International Human Rights Day commemorations to be held in the capital tomorrow.

In an interview with NewsDay, ZHRC chairman Elasto Mugwadi described this year's celebrations as unique and presenting an important opportunity to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to address the recurring Gukurahundi narratives and allow the nation to progress on a path of reconciliation and forgiveness.

"This is the occasion we would want issues involving Gukurahundi to be spoken about openly and we want people to know about what went wrong, forgive and forget. That is the essence of digging the past and making sure that once it's buried, it's buried for good," he said.

Mugwadi said it was important for people and human rights advocates to seize the opportunity and engage and co-operate with the new administration so that promises that were made by Mnangagwa to uphold all pillars of democracy and promote human rights would be met without fail.

Mugwadi said as people celebrated the day, it was important to uphold and reflect on the plight of vulnerable groups, including women, the elderly, refugees together with people living with disabilities and ascertain that their rights are respected.

"This is the time to seize the opportunity in respect of the new administration's promises to ensure that we move along, so that promises that are made will be realised and fulfilled. We have to make sure that we move with the current administration while assisting it in promoting and protecting the rights of the people," he said.

This year's International Human Rights Day commemorations will take place in Highfield with a march scheduled from Gwanzura Stadium, through Machipisa shopping centre to Takashinga Cricket Club, where Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi is expected to officiate.

- newsday

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Unrealistic expectations on the first hundred days of the president

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 23 January 2018 | 94 Views

The tragedy of littering

by Clive Chiridza | 23 January 2018 | 56 Views

The Future of Gambling in Southern Africa

by Staff Reporter | 23 January 2018 | 43 Views

How's Zimbabwe's gaming scene compared to USA gaming scene?

by Staff Reporter | 23 January 2018 | 36 Views

Confusion as Zimbabwe promises review of elephant exports amidst global condemnation

by Adam Cruise and Christina Russo | 23 January 2018 | 48 Views

Financial scandal rocks Zimbabwe police

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 95 Views

Zesa workers demand 75% salary raise

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 88 Views

Duty on fuel reduced

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 87 Views

Chivayo deals: Heads to roll at Zesa

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 89 Views

Queen seeking to reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 133 Views

Cop acquitted of Charamba insult

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 90 Views

Man loses $100,000 cash to robbers

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 92 Views

Chiefs' cars not vote-buying

by Nick Mangwana | 23 January 2018 | 70 Views

Zesa insolvent, expects increased loss

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 55 Views

2 new opposition parties unveiled

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 89 Views

No electric train for Bulawayo, but Mutare-Harare on cards

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 71 Views

Mnangagwa to name Zanu-PF's elections directorate

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 68 Views

Mzembi, Undenge back in court

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 55 Views

Merlin readies to resume production

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 69 Views

New war vets association on the cards

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 69 Views

Bus war kidnap drama

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 76 Views

D-day for Maphepha

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 52 Views

Charamba denies clips on social media

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 94 Views

Headmaster collapses, dies

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 169 Views

Scramble to meet Mnangagwa at World Economic Forum?

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 110 Views

'Zisco debt must be audited'

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 57 Views

Beitbridge border post ceiling collapses

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 37 Views

Heads to roll at Zesa

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 44 Views

Bulawayo Bomber to face Knife

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 87 Views

Midget poses as goblin

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 35 Views

Minister sues Hwange Colliery

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 33 Views

Wicknell's woes mount

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 52 Views

Chihuri fingered in fake spot fine books scam

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 117 Views

Mnangagwa, Zhuwao face off in Davos

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 208 Views

Mnangagwa fires State House director

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 51 Views

Robert Mugabe University plans shelved

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 42 Views

'Mnangagwa must pardon political convicts'

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 25 Views

Mnangagwa to hold mass mobilisation rallies

by Staff reporter | 23 January 2018 | 44 Views