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Gukurahundi victim, family visited by balaclava men

By Correspondent

THE family of a Lupane woman Rosina Ncube allegedly ganged raped by the notorious 5th Brigade is reported to have been visited by unidentified man in balaclava, The ZimDiaspora can reveal.

Ncube now resident in Britain was reported in the media including the BBC recently when she came out volunteering to be a witness on crimes against President Mugabe’s murderous 5th Brigade.

She has also been actively conscietising NGOs and Westerners on the need to address Gukurahundi massacres in which up to 20 000 Ndebele civilians were murdered and up to 60 000 women were raped.


Rosina Ncube

She was allegedly raped while six-months pregnant by members of the 5th Brigade resulting in her miscarriage and has been on the international media spotlight demanding justice for the horrors suffered by people of Matabeleland during post-Rhodesian war disturbances that blighted the former British colony.

Sources in Bulawayo said Ncube’s children escaped last week after being visited by four men in balaclava in their Magwegwe home.

When contacted for comment in Britain, Ncube said she was shocked and declined to give more details on the issue.

However, security sources said the four men may not be members of the notorious central intelligence organization but are believed to be non-state actors sympathetic to ZANU-PF.

“We often come across with such situations where some people without instructions from the top will act on their own and at times there have been killings of this nature,” a top security man told The ZimDiaspora in a telephone interview from Bulawayo.

President Mugabe still commands a lot of support in certain sections of the country particularly in greater MaShonaland provinces. They see him as a freedom fighter who has stood up against Western colonialists.

The latest public figure to show emotion on President Mugabe is musician Alick Macheso who reportedly broke down in tears upon getting a handshake from the former guerrilla leader.