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Cephas Msipa: Zimbabwe’s reluctant hero

Trevor Grundy | 9 October, 2019

  Cephas Msipa, the mild-mannered primary school teacher who left the classroom to help a generation of freedom fighters turn white-ruled Rhodesia into black-led Zimbabwe in 1980, has died in…   Read more >

Lawrence Vambe’s funeral in London

Trevor Grundy | 8 October, 2019

  A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for the life of Lawrence Chinyani Vambe (March 5, 1917 – September 14, 2019) was held at 2.30 pm at St Joseph’s Roman…   Read more >

Doris Lessing (1919-2013) Self-proclaimed ‘Useful Idiot’ for the Soviet Union

Trevor Grundy | 7 October, 2019

  Doris Lessing was critical about herself, much more so than the people who wrote obituaries about her following her death at her London home in November 2013. From 1942…   Read more >

Mike Faber and Robert Oakshott: two who helped save Zambia millions of pounds on the day it was born

Trevor Grundy | 7 October, 2019

By TREVOR GRUNDY   HISTORIANS examining the de-colonisation process have been disinclined to examine the motives and individual psychologies of the well-educated Europeans who attached themselves to African causes and…   Read more >

The Odd Man In – Mugabe’s White Hand Man, by Denis Norman

Trevor Grundy | 7 October, 2019

One of the main surprises that followed Robert Mugabe’s overwhelming election victory (57 of the 80 seats open to Africans) in March 1980 was Prime Minister Robert Mugabe’s decision to…   Read more >

Writing Revolt – An engagement with African nationalism 1957-1967, by Terence Ranger

Trevor Grundy | 3 October, 2019

Professor Terence Ranger needs no introduction to students of Africa, or to those who helped turn white-ruled southern Rhodesia into black-governed Zimbabwe in April 1980. This Oxford University academic is…   Read more >

Chenjerai Hove – A voice for the voiceless in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 2 October, 2019

By TREVOR GRUNDY   He was a man of principle during the course of a lonely 14-years exile in America, France and Norway. He was a voice for the voiceless…   Read more >

Peter Mackay: An officer and a gentleman who Rhodesian whites imprisoned and branded a “kaffir-loving KGB agent.”

Trevor Grundy | 2 October, 2019

By Trevor Grundy   When Peter Mackay died in 2013 at his well-kempt, humble cottage home in Marondera (the former Marandellas) he was 86. He was, wrote the historian Terence…   Read more >