2nd Chimurenga Files

4 days ago | October 18, 2020

Mavonde battle decisive in liberation struggle

IN this third and final instalment, Cde Gidza, born Gilbert Mutyambizi, relives the Mavonde Battle, which was a decisive ...

2 weeks ago | October 11, 2020

Grand Reef attack was revenge for Chimoio

LAST week, Cde Gidza Makhanya, born Gilbert Mutyambizi, narrated how he left the country to join the liberation ...

3 weeks ago | October 4, 2020

‘Vetting of recruits was thorough’

In a conversation with Garikai Mazara that spanned several hours, he broke down numerous times. He carries the mental ...

1 month ago | September 20, 2020

Correcting the colonial wrongs

IT has been 130 years since the so-called Pioneer Column arrived and raised the Union Jack in present-day Harare, which ...

2 months ago | August 30, 2020

Scholars purr over Mpofu’s biography

Renowned academics have commended Dr Obert Mpofu’s forthcoming book, “On the shoulder of the Struggle: Memoirs of a ...

2 months ago | August 16, 2020

‘The chosen dozen’

For about seven months after crossing from Rhodesia to Botswana and finally Zambia, Cde Daylight Mabanga found himself ...

2 months ago | August 9, 2020

‘From pulpit to bush war’

HE is a devout Christian and has been subject to interesting tests. At age 24, Rogers Dube became a pastor in 1975. That ...

3 months ago | July 19, 2020

‘Memoirs of a political insider’

The following is an extract from a forthcoming book by Zanu PF secretary for Administration Dr Obert Moses Mpofu titled, ...

3 months ago | July 12, 2020

‘Reliving the battle that changed my life’

Cde Peter Chipo John Muchimwe (PCJM) vividly remembers a war battle that changed his life. Today he walks with an aid ...

4 months ago | June 14, 2020

‘A year into Uhuru, we remained in Mozambique’

He was still training in Mozambique when the war in Rhodesia ended in December 1979. That period saw a majority of ...

5 months ago | June 7, 2020

‘I was motivated by Rhodesia propaganda’

HE went to school up to Grade Seven. At 14, he became a war collaborator. By the time he was 16, Cde Alfred Mushaninga ...

5 months ago | May 24, 2020

Reliving the worst Rhodesia war time

Comrade Badmiles Shingiraivatema (BS) abandoned school in Form Two to join the liberation struggle. The former freedom ...

5 months ago | May 17, 2020

‘We were a spiritual lot’

We conclude Cde Joshua Madzudzu’s (JM) narration of war experiences. This week, the former liberation fighter tells our ...

6 months ago | April 26, 2020

‘It wasn’t cowardice to hide during battle’

We conclude chronicling the political life of Cde Christopher Maomberere (CM). This week, the former freedom fighter ...