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Transcript of interview with Amos Ngwenya

Theme: Early developments


Call Number: B17
Identifier: AL3291_B17
Title: Transcript of interview with Amos Ngwenya
Date: 22 November 2010
Subject: Administration;
African National Congress - ANC;
Alfred Nikita Mangena;
Amos Ngwenya;
Cadres;
Dumiso Dabengwa;
Joshua Nkomo;
Leadership;
Mutiny;
Recruitment;
Revolutionary Council;
ZAPU through Zenzo Nkobi's lens;
Zimbabwe African People Union - ZAPU;
Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army - ZPRA
Description: This is a transcript of the interview with Amos Ngwenya, ZAPU administrator from 1963 to 1980, conducted by Mary Ndlovu on 22 November 2010 for the South African History Archive (SAHA) as part of the Zenzo Nkobi oral history project. In his interview he tells of his joining the struggle in 1957, and describes the decision for armed struggle taken in January 1963 when he was sent to Lusaka to run office. Other topics covered in this interview are the formation of branches in Zambia, recruitment of cadres, 1970 split and 1971 mutiny, formation of Revolutionary Council, leadership changes in 70’s, overseas representation. He also shares his personal memories of Nkomo, Mangena, Dabengwa and gives a description of his introduction to politics in South Africa through ANC in early 50’s. The interview was transcribed by Mary Ndlovu. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'ZAPU through Zenzo Nkobi's lens', 2012
Creator: Mary Ndlovu (interveiwer and transcriber); Zephaniah Nkomo (interviewer); Amos Ngwenya (interviewee)
Type: Transcript
Format: Access copy - PDF
Preservation copy - PDF/A
Source: SAHA collection AL3291
Relation: AL3265
Language: English
Coverage: Zimbabwe, Lusaka, Zambia, South Africa
Rights: The South African History Archive (SAHA)
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