Relatives Want Compensation in Zimbabwe’s State-Sanctioned Massacres

As Zimbabwe observed its 39th anniversary of independence, Zimbabweans in the southern part of the country are hoping to obtain closure to the 1980s state-sanctioned massacres that human rights group say left more than 20,000 people dead.

On Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said people are now free to talk about the massacres during the rule of Robert Mugabe. Columbus Mavhunga reports from Tsholotsho in southern Zimbabwe, one of the places most affected by the repression.

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