In this portion of the interview, Senator Sekai Holland explains how, while in college in Australia in the 1960s, they were able to establish international student solidarities in support of the Chimurenga/Umvukela and Anti-Apartheid movement.
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As the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela raged on, the movement sought the visionary direction of its leaders. Often, this direction would be at odds with each other! In this story, Senator Sekai Holland describes how they invited the then-moderate Edison Zvobgo to speak in Australia, as a precursor for the more radical Herbert Chitepo!
In the first half of this two-part interview, veteran nationalist Senator Sekai Holland speaks about African women’s activism in 1950s Rhodesia, mobilizing international support for the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela, the rise of Chitepo, among other riveting anecdotes!
The Burial of Chitepo Soon after the death of Chitepo, Mrs. Victoria Chitepo and some of Chitepo’s relatives were going through Chitepo’s wardrobe looking for suitable clothing in which to dress the body. Mrs. Chitepo told the Commision that when they took some of the clothes to the laundry, she found the following letter (in […]
Bishop Abel Muzorewa in Lusaka As already stated, on the 8th March, 1975, Chitepo returned to Lusaka alone without his two colleagues, namely Hamadziripi and Chigowe. Immediately on arrival, he reported to the DARE about the events in Malawi following their trip there on the 4th March, 1975. In his interview with His Excellency President […]
Recapture of Chifombo by High Command According to Tongogara’s evidence, after the incidents of the 9th to the 10th December, 1975, the DARE decided that the situation should be normalised. A meeting was held at which all the eight members were present. It examined the situation and found that John Mataure was guilty of ‘conniving […]
Causes of the Rebellion The pent-up grievances of ZANU military cadres which came to a head in late November and the early part of December, 1974, precipitated a crisis of unparalleled proportions in the annals of ZANU External Wing. Some cadres at the Front, led by their commanders, Thomas Nhari and Dakarai Badza, had revolted […]
Dare- Re- Chimurenga For closer proximity to the centre of the struggle and for better coordination, ZANU moved its Headquarters to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, in 1966. The membership of the Revolutionary Council had grown to 19 amd proved ineffectual as a political organ. The name ‘Revolutionary Council’ was subsequently dropped and replaced by […]
Tinashe Mushakavanhu, University of Oxford Published: July 6, 2022 3.30pm SAST Ndabaningi Sithole was one of the founding fathers of the modern state of Zimbabwe in southern Africa. In August 1963, he became the first president of the Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu), the militant liberation organisation that fought against white minority rule that he led for a […]