Matabeleland: Gukurahundi victims' hearings begin in Zimbabwe

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission hearings into alleged atrocities committed in Zimbabwe more than 30 years ago, during the rule of Robert Mugabe, have begun amid criticism.

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    Public hearings have started into alleged atrocities committed in Zimbabwe more than 30 years ago during the rule of Robert Mugabe.

    It is claimed the former president ordered the deaths of people he believed were trying to depose him.

    But many feel the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) hearings, set up by Zimbabwe’s government, are a waste of time.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the town of Lupane, Zimbabwe.


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