2nd Chimurenga Files

2 years ago | March 19, 2017

‘I had a dream before Chimoio attack’

COMRADE Gilbert Musekiwa Simon Majiri, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Chabudaishudhu Kufahakuurayi last week narrated to ...

How two-month baby fought colonialism

On April 18, Zimbabwe celebrates 37 years of independence. As part of honouring the heroes who fought for Zimbabwe’s ...

2 years ago | March 12, 2017

‘Better to die in battlefield’

COMRADE Gilbert Musekiwa Simon Majiri, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Chabudaishudhu Kufahakuurayi is an unassuming war ...

2 years ago | December 11, 2016

‘The struggle was hijacked’

—‘There was nothing wrong with Vashandi group’ — ‘I don’t regret anything’ — ‘I saved Zanu in ...

2 years ago | December 4, 2016

‘I felt like shooting Rex Nhongo’

COMRADE Francis Komboni Gondo, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Elias Hondo continues his fascinating narration with our ...

2 years ago | November 27, 2016

The memoirs of a commander

Comrade Francis Komboni Gondo, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Elias Hondo, continues with his gripping story from the ...

3 years ago | November 20, 2016

A shocking description of Cde Tongogara

COMRADE Francis Komboni Gondo, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Elias Hondo has over the past few weeks given us new ...

Go well Cde Chadzingwa

Munyaradzi Huni “WHEN I die (long pause) I only want to be remembered as a comrade who fought to make people understand ...

3 years ago | November 13, 2016

‘How I demoted truant commanders’

COMRADE Francis Komboni Gondo, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Elias Hondo has just too many fascinating stories to tell ...

3 years ago | November 6, 2016

The commander who coined Chimurenga names

In this interview with our team comprising Munyaradzi Huni and Tendai Manzvanzvike, Cde Hondo speaks about how he came ...

3 years ago | October 2, 2016

Exclusive: How Zambia tried to nail Tongogara in Chitepo’s death

A few weeks ago when we published Cde Noah Mbira whose Chimurenga name was Cde Chemist Ncube’s fourth interview, we had ...

3 years ago | September 17, 2016

Will these comrades ever come back home?

LAST week, we spoke to Tete Marian Muzarugwi and Chandi who wept uncontrollably narrating the difficulties they have ...

3 years ago | September 11, 2016

Cde Goronga speaks from the grave

ABOUT two weeks ago, I had visitors in my office whose heart-rending story left me feeling drained. First to visit me ...

3 years ago | September 4, 2016

How I survived Badza-Nhari executions

LAST week, Cde Noah Mbira whose Chimurenga name was Cde Chemist Ncube narrated the sad story that saw him being sucked ...