2nd Chimurenga Files

3 weeks ago | February 11, 2024

I’m still haunted by Nyadzonya

Chronicles of the Second Chimurenga I’m still haunted by Nyadzonya ONE of the gloomiest incidents during Zimbabwe’s ...

4 weeks ago | February 4, 2024

Bees saved us from a massacre

CDE LYN GORORO (LG), whose nom de guerre was Cde Farisai Maguerilla, concludes her account by telling our Political ...

3 months ago | December 3, 2023

I worked with Chitepo’s younger brother

CDE JOSIAH RADOKA (JR), whose nom de guerre was Joe Tawengwa, joined the war of liberation when he was still young. This ...

1 year ago | February 12, 2023

Selous Scouts wreaked havoc in villages

This week, CDE NOBERT MAVHUNGIRE (NM) concludes telling us his wartime exploits by highlighting some of the missions he ...

1 year ago | February 5, 2023

I had never witnessed such brutal bombing

CDE NOBERT MAVHUNGIRE (NM), whose Chimurenga name was MUCHADURA MABHUNU, joined the liberation war by chance following a ...

2 years ago | July 3, 2022

Unfortunate deaths at Mboroma base

WE continue our discussion with Cde LINGIWE CHIMBUYA (LC), a ZANLA cadre who decided to leave her parents’ home in ...

2 years ago | June 12, 2022

‘Nikita Mangena lived a high-risk life’

THE Second Chimurenga was fought in many different ways. Some contributed to the war effort by providing accommodation ...

2 years ago | April 3, 2022

‘Rhodesian bombs rained on us’

THIS is the third and final installment of our discussion with Cde BENJAMIN DYIRAKUMUNDA, a veteran of the war of ...

2 years ago | March 27, 2022

‘Face to face with the Chimoio massacre’

WE continue our discussion with CDE BENJAMIN DYIRAKUMUNDA, who, like thousands of other youths, abandoned his studies at ...

2 years ago | March 20, 2022

A daring escape to join the liberation struggle

THIS week, our Senior Reporter TENDAI CHARA (TC) discusses with Cde Benjamin Dyiraku munda (BD), one of the thousands of ...

2 years ago | March 13, 2022

Reliving the Chikwariro massacre

Misheck Mukwena of Mariwo Village in Bocha, Marange vividly remembers tragic events that unfolded in early 1979, in ...

Don’t give up, keep giving your best!

There are decisions that you make once and then use the same decisions over years. One such decision is to never, ...

2 years ago | February 27, 2022

The toilet hole saved me

WE continue with our discussion with CDE EVELYN GOTEKOTE (EG), who, together with her two sisters, left their home in ...

2 years ago | February 13, 2022

Bees saved us from death

THIS is our fifth and last instalment of our captivating discussion with CDE JOSEPH SERIMA (js), a former freedom ...