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Gukurahundi Documentary at Intwasa Causes Security Concern.


As Intwasa Arts Festival kicks off, it has already brushed off with security forces who have expressed their concern over the much talked about documentary Gukurahundi Genocide 36 years Later, produced by journalist Zenzele Ndebele.

The film which is scheduled to premiere at Intwasa on the 29th of September has set tongues wagging on social media after the director of the festival, Raisedon Baya was called in for questioning by the Criminal Investigation Department Law and Order in Bulawayo. According to Baya’s twitter account, the police were concerned about the contents of the documentary.

From the scattered details, the documentary narrates the ordeals of what transpired during the Gukurahundi era, for many, a highly sensitive issue that has become a taboo to openly discuss in the public domains.

Baya also expressed how he was informed that the documentary was not cleared by the Censorship Board which is the governing body tasked control and regulate the media and film industry and examine any article or public entertainment submitted to it.



This is not the first time that the documentary has raised security concerns as its producer, Zenzele Ndebele was last week summoned to the same offices over the same issue that Baya has been summoned for.


As this tug of war continues, the documentary is still set for screening at the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel on the 29th of September at 5pm and will remain otherwise until further notice. We hope and pray it stays that way as the film is one of the festival’s highlights in 2018.

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