Minister Acquitted Of Gukurahundi Case

Mzila- Ndlovu, who belongs to the smaller MDC faction led by Welshman Ncube, was arrested in April last year at a road block along Bulawayo–Victoria Falls highway just days after addressing a Gukurahundi memorial meeting in Lupane, Matebeleland North.

He was being charged for communicating false statements prejudicial to the State.

Hwange Magistrate dismissed the matter due to lack of evidence.

Meanwhile the trial of Roman Catholic Priest, Father Marko Mabutho Mnkandla, facing the same charges is yet to commence at Hwange Magistrate

More than 20 000 civilians were killed by the North Korean trained Fifth Bridage Army in 1982 during the gukurahundi era to fight dissidents. They were buried in mass graves while some were thrown alive in disused mines.

The Washington DC-based Genocide Watch last year called for the prosecution of Mugabe and his allies for genocide and crimes against humanity for the Gukurahundi massacres.