Harare: Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is considering legal options following the publication of an article linking him with a Lupane Gukurahundi rally at which he allegedly incited violence against civilians.

The article appeared in News day on the 17th of this month.

In the article Mnangagwa is being accused of addressing a rally sometime in the 1980s where he said that the government has the option of burning down all villages infested with dissidents.

Reacting to the publication, Mnangagwa said all the statements  attributed to him in the  article are a total fabrication and that at no stage during the 1980s did he address a rally in Lupane or did he at any other venue said  those words  in the article  in question.

Mnangagwa’s lawyers are in the meantime analysing the source of the story before considering appropriate legal action to address ‘the false and malicious statements’.