By Princess Eugene Majuru, Princess of Harare
The British governmnet is yet to compensate descendants of the Harare Mbari Clan billions of pounds for the genocide that almost wiped out the Mbari clan of Harare, descendants of King Mbari who ruled Harare, Mazoe and Mount Hampden when they brutally murdered the aged, children, women and middle-aged generations in their greedy scramble for Africa.
The genocide took place with the assistance of the Hwata clan who sold out and caused mass destruction in Harare. (They committed Ngozi and have not compensated the Mbari till today). The Hwata also caused the murder of spiritualist Mbuya Nehanda whose skull is among the skulls being sought by Zimbabwe from the British.
It was in the Harare Mazoe area that the most fierce battle in the history of colonisation of Zimbabwe was fought. When the colonialists arrived in Harare it was Makombe who was King after having taken over from his brother King Mbari who was now concentrating on helping people who sought for his assistance from far and wide. King Mbari was a powerful healer, King and his power and abilities made him one of the strongest Kings in Zimbabwe, spiritually and physically.
It took the British a long time to defeat the Mbari, King Makombe was almost captured three times but it was very difficult for them to lay hands on him, his knowledge of the terrain made it difficult as he would escape before being captured. In fighting the Mbari clan the British had to ask for reinforcements from the British South African police as they were no match for the Mbari who fought back without guns but mainly relied on their intelligence.
When the British finally took over the city they mounted their union jack flag at the Chihoka hill now named Kopje.
Tens of thousands killed by the British as they were hiding in caves around Harare and Mazoe, they hid in underground tunnels under the Kopje and surrounding areas. It’s very sad to note that till today the remains of those killed during the genocide are still in the caves, they deserve a desceent burial which should be funded by the British.
The British government and Buckingham Palace have already received communication from the Mbari Clan for compensation of the land and minerals looted as well as treasures from Mbaris court, a lot of items were looted. All the land in Harare was commercialised as they set up the capital city which they named Salisbury, Mazoe area which was rich with fertile land was made commercial farming city.
Till today the clan has not received compensation for all the land in Mbari’s territory. When the surving Mbari clan members left the area they ran away to far away lands and changed their identities so they could never be identified. It was the wish of the British to completely destroy the Mbari clan as they were feared for being strong and intelligent. They killed everyone in sight. Most members of the Mbari clan are still living as destitutes in lands of other chiefs till today. It’s sad and of great concern to see how the Zimbabwean government have still not rescuscitated the Mbari Chieftaincy. At the moment Harare is the only city which does not have a Chief, this is a problem Zimbabwe inherited from the British.
In response to claims for compensation for the genocide in Harare area the British have said they already send aid to Zimbabwe and somehow the Mbari will get some of the aid. The Mbari are preparing to take on the British government as they continue the claim for compensation and return of all stolen artifacts, loss of lives, and loss of minerals. The British acquired their wealth from looting and enslaving people during colonialism. They enjoy wealth from blood money.
At the same time Zimbabwe is pursuing the remains if the First Chimurenga war heroes including Mbuya Nehanda, sekuru Kaguvi and others. They were brutally murdered and heads were taken to London as war trophies. Till today the British are holding onto more than 20 000 skulls stolen from countries they colonised. They are also holding onto artifacts and sound recordings and photographs stolen during colonialism. Africans around the globe are demandibg for the return of all stolen property as can be seen from many groups and organisations which have been formed and have been working on repatriation and reparations.