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Let's write our liberation war history

12 Sep 2018 at 08:30hrs | Views
In actual essence time will never run out, time is always there but its our lives that run out of time. From the beginning of the Second Chimurenga up to its 'logical conclusion' in 1980, we have lost many cadres along the way but very little has been written about ourselves and the war of liberation.

The heroics of heroes and freedom fighters in the theatre of our war, their exploits in subduing the settler forces have become hand-me-down borne-fire stories.

Most of our history has been written by 'strangers', the likes of Terrence Ranger and some of his kith. Why are our war veterans not writing on this very important piece of our history, our war of liberation? Even those who sold out during the war can tell us why they did it, its all about us. I challenge our gallant fighters to commit pen to paper and tell us how it all happened.

The white historian is likely to omit or leave out chronicles of battles where Rhodesians were obliterated, what if he chose to discredit our triumphant cadres? Let's write our history as eye witnesses and participants, telling it as it was. Noone but ourselves can tell our children the truth, not the sugar-coated  'tell-tales' the whites wrote about our war.

Our liberation fighters fought a gruelling war from which they emerged victors, does Nero know?

Tondo Murisa. Harare.

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