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Transcript of interview with Dumiso Dabengwa

Theme: Military operations


Call Number: B03
Identifier: AL3291_B03
Title: Transcript of interview with Dumiso Dabengwa
Date: 07 July 2011
Subject: Ceasefire;
Dissidents;
Dumiso Dabengwa;
Elections;
Entumbane;
Lookout Masuku;
Treason;
Unity Accord;
ZAPU through Zenzo Nkobi's lens;
Zimbabwe African People Union - ZAPU;
Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army - ZPRA;
1980 Election
Description: This is a transcript of the interview with Dumiso Dabengwa, conducted by Mary Ndlovu on 7 July 2011 for the South African History Archive (SAHA) as part of the Zenzo Nkobi oral history project. In this interview on post-independence politics, Dumiso Dabengwa gives a brief statement of his background and then immediately refers to events from the implementation of the ceasefire, to the 1980 election, his role in stopping the Entumbane fighting in 1981, the 1982 collapse of the coalition government and his arrest on treason charges. He also gives his views on the malign role of the British in first creating ZANU and then ensuring its victory in 1980 and discusses the “dissidents”, his imprisonment, the death of Lookout Masuku and the Unity Accord in 1987. The interview was transcribed by Mary Ndlovu. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'ZAPU through Zenzo Nkobi's lens', 2012
Creator: Mary Ndlovu (interviewer and transcriber); Dumiso Dabengwa (interviewee)
Type: Transcript
Format: Access copy - PDF
Preservation copy - PDF/A
Source: SAHA collection AL3291
Relation: AL3265
Language: English
Coverage: Zimbabwe
Rights: The South African History Archive (SAHA)
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