2nd Chimurenga Files

3 years ago | July 3, 2016

I worked for Smith, I hated the system

LAST week, Mr John Nyamakawo, born 6 June 1951 in Karoi, narrated the horror at Harare Central Prison where some freedom ...

3 years ago | June 30, 2016

How Ian Smith slaughtered freedom fighters

MR JOHN Nyamakawo, born 6 June 1951 in Karoi, was a prison guard under the Ian Smith regime from 1972 up to 1976. He has ...

3 years ago | May 29, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: The boy who fed Mbuya Nehanda

LET us from the onset warn you dear readers. The narration below, by Cde Julian Maodza Murenga Mukomawashe, belongs to ...

3 years ago | May 22, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: ‘I saved Samora Machel’s life’

Last week, Cde Joseph Khumalo – whose birth name was Cde Joel Samuel Siyangapi Muzhamba – retold the meeting ...

3 years ago | May 15, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: How Tongogara was told about his death

LAST week, Cde Joseph Khumalo, whose birth name was Cde Joel Samuel Siyangapi Muzhamba narrated how he was among the ...

3 years ago | May 8, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: Zanu’s uncomfortable truth

CDE JOEL Samuel Siyangapi Muzhamba, born June 6 1942, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Joseph Khumalo is a veteran freedom ...

3 years ago | May 1, 2016

CHIMURENGA II CHRONICLES – How Nkomo outsmarted Rhodesian ...

THE truth always has a way of coming out. While Peter Baxter, wrote the book “Selous Scouts: Rhodesian ...

3 years ago | April 24, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: Ian Smith’s mean machine exposed

JUST been reading the book, “The Empire Writes Back” by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin and the book ...

3 years ago | April 17, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: Altena Farm attack: The deaths and the ...

Cde Lovemore Rugora, born in 1942 in Rusape, whose Chimurenga name was Cde John Pedzisa was the commander of the group ...

The Indian factor in Zim Uhuru

Mr Ronnie Patel was one of the first Indians in the then Southern Rhodesia to take up arms alongside black nationalists ...

A story we must tell on our own

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Internationally-acclaimed author, freedom fighter and veteran journalist Cde Alexander Kanengoni ...

3 years ago | April 10, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: The many men hanged by Ian Smith

Munyaradzi Huni – Deputy Editor AS a show of respect to the passing of the late Amai Victoria Chitepo, who was the ...

3 years ago | April 3, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: Torture, death & love in prison

Last week, Cde John Makwasha whose Chimurenga name was Cde Bayayi Mabhunu narrated how he joined politics in Sinoa ...

3 years ago | March 27, 2016

Chimurenga II Chronicles: Sad story of sell-outs in Zanu

Chronicles from the Second Chimurenga BORN in Damba (now Mhangura) in 1940, Cde John Makwasha whose Chimurenga name was ...