ON March 21 2019, President Emmerson Mnangagwa flew from Harare to Bulawayo on a jet chartered from the United Arab Emirates — an extravagant arrangement — for a meeting with Matabeleland-based civil society organisations under the banner of the Matabeleland Collective to discuss the emotive Gukurahundi genocide in which he is implicated. Many questions have arisen since then about the meeting, its organisation and what Matabeleland Collective really is and whose mandate the grouping is championing. This week, Zimbabwe Independent correspondent Nkululeko Sibanda (NS) spoke to Women of Zimbabwe Arise (Woza) founder, Jenni Williams (JW, pictured) — one of the prominent members of the Matabeleland Collective — about the meeting, and attendant issues. Below are excerpts of the interview:

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