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.
You can watch the entire interview here.
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!
In this riveting conclusion to our two-part interview with Tobias Chizengeni and Ignatius Chigwendere, the freedom fighters talk about the bombing at Chimoio, the evolution of ideology, the Chitepo assassination, and other fascinating tales from the tail-end of the war!
(Watch pt #1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns1cWMhLZq8)
Amidst accusations of ZAPU ineffectiveness against the colonial government, a now-historic split occurs in 1963, leading to the formation of ZANU.
The comrades here explain the source of that conflict, and the violent clashes that followed.
In this clip, Munyaradzi Huni asks Chimurenga/Umvukela War Veterans Ignatius Chigwendere and Tobias Chizengeni about the split of ZANU from ZAPU, and whether the ethnic element with which the parties became associated was present in the beginning.
Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns1cWMhLZq8 (This specific section begins at about the one-hour mark in the video.)
How the young men, Tobias Chizengeni and Ignatius Chigwendere (and friends) were attracted to the liberation struggle: stories including the charisma of Michael Mawema, the role of trade unions in resistance, segregation in the locations etc.
(For the full interview, check out the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns1cWMhLZq8 )
Happy New Year!
In this video (first part of a 2-part series), our host Munyaradzi Huni talks to Tobias Chizengeni and Ignatius Chigwendere, who both joined the struggle for independence in their youth and stuck with it through and through. In this segment, they talk about joining the movement, their parents’ reaction, going overseas for training, the formation of ZAPU and the eventual ZANU split, among other ruminations from the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela.
In this clip, freedom fighter and ZAPU stalwartJane Lungile Ngwenya (MSRIP) explains the evolution of African nationalist organizations in Southern Rhodesia, beginning with the Southern Rhodesian ANC, right through to ZANU & ZAPU, also describing how she met other icons of the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela.
You can watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b27tPZO1k9E&t=13s