The genocide took place in Midlands and two Matabeleland Provinces of Zimbabwe. It has been reported that only Ndebele speaking people were killed. That can be justified by looking at the areas which was targeted, it's for Ndebele speaking people.
Zimbabwean military force is the one which killed this multitudes of Ndebele speaking people. The story of Gukurahundi is complex and multifaceted, but significantly it was about the political annihilation of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU), as an opposition party, as well as their supporters - predominantly from these targeted provinces.
Now that the president of Zimbabwe is Ermeson Dambudzo Mnangangwa, it reminded many Ndebele speaking people in Zimbabwe of what their forefathers went through because Ermeson Dambudzo Mnangangwa was the head of security when genocide happened.
More than 400 000 Ndebele had to starve during the operation.
Translation of Gukurahundi from the Shona language, simple mean the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains, but literally it was a series of massacres of Ndebele-speaking Zimbabweans carried out by the Zimbabwe National Army in the early 1980s to late 1987.
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